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dc.contributor.authorStoneham, A. Marshall
dc.contributor.authorGauger, Erik M.
dc.contributor.authorPorfyrakis, Kyriakos
dc.contributor.authorBenjamin, Simon C.
dc.contributor.authorLovett, Brendon W.
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-20T16:01:01Z
dc.date.available2014-08-20T16:01:01Z
dc.date.issued2012-03-07
dc.identifier79638933
dc.identifierceb76326-939d-4d75-8460-d22110bf81c1
dc.identifier000301280900002
dc.identifier84858052911
dc.identifier.citationStoneham , A M , Gauger , E M , Porfyrakis , K , Benjamin , S C & Lovett , B W 2012 , ' A New Type of Radical-Pair-Based Model for Magnetoreception ' , Biophysical Journal , vol. 102 , no. 5 , pp. 961-968 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bpj.2012.01.007en
dc.identifier.issn0006-3495
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-5142-9585/work/47136549
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10023/5202
dc.descriptionThis work was supported by the National Research Foundation and Ministry of Education, Singapore; the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (UK); and the Quantum Information Processing Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration (grant No. GR/S82176/01). B.W.L. thanks the Royal Society for a University Research Fellowship.en
dc.description.abstractCertain migratory birds can sense the Earth's magnetic field. The nature of this process is not yet properly understood. Hereweoffer a simple explanation according to which birds literally see the local magnetic field through the impact of a physical rather than a chemical signature of the radical pair: a transient, long-lived electric dipole moment. Based on this premise, our picture can explain recent surprising experimental data indicating long lifetimes for the radical pair. Moreover, there is a clear evolutionary path toward this field-sensing mechanism: it is an enhancement of a weak effect that may be present in many species.
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofBiophysical Journalen
dc.subjectPhotoreceptor-based magnetoreceptionen
dc.subjectMagnetic compass orientationen
dc.subjectElectric-fielden
dc.subjectChemical magnetoreceptionen
dc.subjectBacteriorhodopsin BR570en
dc.subjectAvian magnetoreceptionen
dc.subjectMigratory birdsen
dc.subjectHoming pigeonsen
dc.subjectDNA photolyaseen
dc.subjectMechanismen
dc.subjectQC Physicsen
dc.subject.lccQCen
dc.titleA New Type of Radical-Pair-Based Model for Magnetoreceptionen
dc.typeJournal itemen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Physics and Astronomyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Condensed Matter Physicsen
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.bpj.2012.01.007
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden


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