Magnetoreception: A Dynamo in the Inner Ear of Pigeons.

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Summary of "Magnetoreception: A Dynamo in the Inner Ear of Pigeons."

A phylogenetically diverse set of animals are able to orient by the Earth's magnetic field, but how they do so is an open problem. A new study identifies ion channels in the avian inner ear that could detect magnetic fields via induced electric fields.


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Name: Current biology : CB
ISSN: 1879-0445
Pages: R1224-R1226


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