Posted: Jul 24, 2018 4:09 pm
by DavidMcC
newolder wrote:
DavidMcC wrote:Newolder, you were too quick; Look again at my most recent post.

I have, thanks. That now appears to be a couple of links. Could you summarise in your own words how auto-cannibalism is a key to understanding the longevity of the surface vertebrate eye? :coffee:

Sure (actually I did years ago on this site, but it's lost in the years and thousands of posts and lack of a search engine!
As I have already said in this somewhat disjointed conversation, the cannibalism is only half the process of opsin disc replacement - new discs (with new opsin molecules) are constantly being made at the front end of the cell.

Yours are the sort of intelligent questions that TE and Sendraks should have asked, but didn't.