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Stavenga, D. G. (Doekele Gerben) 1942-

Works: 13 works in 43 publications in 3 languages and 640 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, 958
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Most widely held works by D. G Stavenga
Facets of vision by D. G Stavenga( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a comprehensive review providing an overview of modern compound eye research. The historical development of the field is also sketched, referring in particular to the pioneering study of Sigmund Exner - whose 1891 monograph is at last available in English (please see below). Facets of Vision is also intended as a tribute to Professor H. Autrum, one of this century's major pioneers of the field. The present state of compound eye research is reviewed by acknowledged international experts, starting with optics and proceeding, through neural processing, to visually guided behaviour. Topics covered include: fundamental optical principles and diversity of optical design, photochemistry, phototransduction, eye pigments, neuroanatomy, circadian rhythms, early visual processing, neuropharmacology, colour vision, polarization vision, depth vision and motion detection. Comprising a coherent compilation of authoritative reviews, Facets of Vision will stand as a milestone in compound eye research
Molecular mechanisms in visual transduction by D. G Stavenga( Book )

12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Molecular mechanisms in visual transduction is presently one of the most intensely studied areas in the field of signal transduction research in biological cells. Because the sense of vision plays a primary role in animal biology, and thus has been subject to long evolutionary development, the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying vision have a high degree of sensitivity and versatility. The aims of visual transduction research are first to determine which molecules participate, and then to understand how they act in concert to produce the exquisite electrical responses of the photoreceptor cells. Since the 1940s [1] we have known that rod vision begins with the capture of a quantum of energy, a photon, by a visual pigment molecule, rhodopsin. As the function of photon absorption is to convert the visual pigment molecule into a G-protein activating state, the structural details of the visual pigments must be explained from the perspective of their role in activating their specific G-proteins. Thus, Chapters 1-3 of this Handbook extensively cover the physico-chemical molecular characteristics of the vertebrate rhodopsins. Following photoconversion and G-protein activation, the phototransduction cascade leads to modifications of the population of closed and open ion channels in the photoreceptor plasma membrane, and thereby to the electrical response. The nature of the channels of vertebrate photoreceptors is examined in Chapter 4, and Chapter 5 integrates the present body of knowledge of the activation steps in the cascade into a quantitative framework. Once the phototransduction cascade is activated, it must be subsequently silenced. The various molecular mechanisms participating in inactivation are treated in Chapters 1-4 and especially Chapter 5. Molecular biology is now an indispensable tool in signal transduction studies. Numerous vertebrate (Chapter 6) and invertebrate (Chapter 7) visual pigments have been characterized and cloned. The genetics and evolutionary aspects of this great subfamily of G-protein activating receptors are intriguing as they present a natural probe for the intimate relationship between structure and function of the visual pigments. Understanding the spectral characteristics from the molecular composition can be expected to
Visual receptor optics, rhodopsin and pupil in fly retinula cells by D. G Stavenga( Book )

6 editions published in 1974 in English and Dutch and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biofysica : levende natuurkunde( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in Dutch and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artikelen over de achtergronden en diverse toepassingen
De zin van het zien by D. G Stavenga( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in Dutch and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origin and evolution of arthropod visual systems( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spectral modulation of melanopsin responses : role of melanopsin bistability in pupillary light reflex by Petteri Teikari( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In addition to the canonical photoreceptors, rods and cones, a novelmelanopsin-expressing retinal ganglion cell (mRGC) was recently discovered.The novel photopigment melanopsin in the human retinahas been shown to express invertebrate-like bistable properties bothin vitro and in vivo. In bistable photopigment systems, light elicitsphotosensory responses and drives photoregeneration of the chromophoreto restore photic responsiveness. These studies have shownthat prior light exposure can modulate the amplitude of subsequentphotic responses of melanopsin.In this thesis, the putative bistability of melanopin in humans isexamined. The bistability was studied using 1) pupillary light reflex(PLR) as a tool, 2) developing a method for quantifying the effectsof lens density for melanopsin-mediated photoreception, and 3) providinga quantitative mathematical framework for modeling bistablepigment systems and non-image forming (NIF) visual system.Exploiting the bistable properties of melanopsin could allow foroptimization of spectral light distribution in experimental, industrial,domestic and clinical phototherapy applications by appropriate useof the photoregenerative effects of long wavelength light
The aspheric, divided superposition eye of the Ascalaphus owlfly by Primož Pirih( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Komunikacijska funkcija utripanja s krili pri metuljih iz rodu Morpho = The Communication function of wing flashing in Morpho butterflies by Mojca Stojan Dolar( )

1 edition published in 2009 in Slovenian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Handbook of biological physics( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Molecular Mechanisms in Visual Transduction (Handbook of biological physics, 1383-8121 ; v.3) by E. N Pugh( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative physiology and evolution of vision in invertebrates by Hansjochem Autrum( )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the comparative physiology of photoreception by the Protista and the invertebrates two aspects are emphasized: (1) the diversity of visual processes in these groups and (2) their bearing upon general mechanisms of photoreception. Invertebrates have evolved a far greater variety of adaptations than vertebrates modifications aiding survival in the remarkably different biotopes they occupy. The number of species in itself suggests this multiformity; each of them has peculiarities of its own, in morphology as well as in physiology and behavior. But these special adaptations are variations on a few great themes. Although the catalogue of invertebrate species is immense, the literature concerning them nearly rivals it in extent-even if one considers only that fraction dealing with visual physiology. Taxonomy proceeds by grouping the species, categorizing them in genera, families, orders, and progressively larger units. Similarly, comparative physiology aims at an analogous, more or less compre hensive, classification. This Part A of Volume VII/6, like Part B that follows it, emphasizes the broad questions that concern groups larger than the individual species; in some cases these questions have general applicability. The middle course between approaches that are too specialized and those that are too general is often elusive, but here we attempt to follow it. The vast number of special adaptations-probably, as we have said, as large as the number of species-is beyond the range even of a handbook
Developing a Detailed Integrated Optics Computational Model Capable of Quantitative Descriptions and Predictions of the Image Analysis Performance of Compound Eyes( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report results from a contract tasking University of Groningen as follows: The contractor will develop a detailed, configurable, digital computational model of the arthropod compound eye that is capable of providing a quantitative, numerical description of various steps of the signal processing pathway. The resulting model will be capable of modeling optical phenomena observed and measured in the insect compound eye. Previously published data and experiments conducted under this construct will be used in model development and validation
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Stavenga, Doekele Gerben 1942-

Handbook of biological physicsMolecular Mechanisms in Visual Transduction (Handbook of biological physics, 1383-8121 ; v.3)