Effect of Background Illumination on the Retinal Action Potential

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Science  08 Jun 1962:
Vol. 136, Issue 3519, pp. 877-879
DOI: 10.1126/science.136.3519.877


A study of the relation between the membrane potential and the amplitude of the slow component of the retinal action potential obtained from inside a single insect photoreceptor cell suggests that the slow component is equivalent to the change in the membrane potential caused by background illumination.