Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Normal and Defective Colour Vision$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

John D. Mollon, Joel Pokorny, and Ken Knoblauch

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780198525301

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525301.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 20 October 2021

Comparison of Human and Monkey Pigment Gene Promoters to Evaluate DNA Sequences Proposed to Govern L:M Cone Ratio

Comparison of Human and Monkey Pigment Gene Promoters to Evaluate DNA Sequences Proposed to Govern L:M Cone Ratio

Chapter:
(p.51) Chapter 6 Comparison of Human and Monkey Pigment Gene Promoters to Evaluate DNA Sequences Proposed to Govern L:M Cone Ratio
Source:
Normal and Defective Colour Vision
Author(s):

C. McMahon

J. Neitz

M. Neitz

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525301.003.0006

This chapter examines the genetic mechanisms responsible for the difference in long-wave (L) and middle-wave (M) cone ratio between monkeys and humans. It is possible that sequences of the L and M gene promoter regions influence the L versus M cone decision-making process during development. The similarity between the L and M promoters in Old World monkeys may be related to the nearly equal numbers of L and M cones in these animals, and that some of the additional differences between the human L and M promoters may play a role in producing the difference in L and M cone numbers in human retinas. It is also possible that other differences between L and M genes, for example differences within the introns, may play a role in determining the L:M ratio.

Keywords:   long wavelength cone, middle wavelength cones, humans, primates, cone ratio

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .