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Nocturnality constrains morphological and functional diversity in the eyes of reef fishes

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2011
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Title
Nocturnality constrains morphological and functional diversity in the eyes of reef fishes
Published in
BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2011
DOI 10.1186/1471-2148-11-338
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Authors

Lars Schmitz, Peter C Wainwright

Abstract

Ambient light levels are often considered to drive the evolution of eye form and function. Diel activity pattern is the main mechanism controlling the visual environment of teleost reef fish, with day-active (diurnal) fish active in well-illuminated conditions, whereas night-active (nocturnal) fish cope with dim light. Physiological optics predicts several specific evolutionary responses to dim-light vision that should be reflected in visual performance features of the eye.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 3%
Brazil 2 1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Unknown 144 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 26 17%
Student > Bachelor 26 17%
Student > Master 24 15%
Researcher 23 15%
Student > Postgraduate 8 5%
Other 29 19%
Unknown 19 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 85 55%
Environmental Science 18 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 5%
Neuroscience 8 5%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 7 5%
Other 8 5%
Unknown 21 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 16. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 February 2016.
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