Goldfish retina: sign of the rod input in opponent color ganglion cells

Science. 1972 Jul 7;177(4043):84-5. doi: 10.1126/science.177.4043.84.


After light adaptation, all "on-center" ganglion cells in the dark became "red on-center," and all "off-center" cells turned into "red off-center" cells. On a chance basis, this similitude of effect between the rods and the red cones in opponent color cells was not expected. These findings indicate that in the goldfish there is some similarity between the connections of the rods and of the long-wavelength cones.

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Physiological
  • Animals
  • Color Perception
  • Cyprinidae / physiology*
  • Dark Adaptation
  • Ganglia / physiology*
  • Light
  • Photoreceptor Cells / physiology*
  • Retina / physiology*