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Ionic Basis of Hyperpolarizing Receptor Potential in Scallop Eye: Increase in Permeability to Potassium Ions

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Science  15 Feb 1974:
Vol. 183, Issue 4125, pp. 658-659
DOI: 10.1126/science.183.4125.658


Photoreceptors of the distal retina of the scallop respond to light with a large hyperpolarizing receptor potential which is caused by a selective increase in permeability to potassium ions.