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|Title:||A new type of radical-pair-based model for magnetoreception|
|Citation:||Stoneham, A.M., Gauger, E.M., Porfyrakis, K., Benjamin, S.C., Lovett, B.W. (2012-03-07). A new type of radical-pair-based model for magnetoreception. Biophysical Journal 102 (5) : 961-968. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bpj.2012.01.007|
|Abstract:||Certain migratory birds can sense the Earth's magnetic field. The nature of this process is not yet properly understood. Here we offer a simple explanation according to which birds literally see the local magnetic field through the impact of a physical rather than a chemical signature of the radical pair: a transient, long-lived electric dipole moment. Based on this premise, our picture can explain recent surprising experimental data indicating long lifetimes for the radical pair. Moreover, there is a clear evolutionary path toward this field-sensing mechanism: it is an enhancement of a weak effect that may be present in many species. © 2012 Biophysical Society.|
|Source Title:||Biophysical Journal|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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