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July 6, 2024

White-edged tree frog (Boana albomarginata)

A white-edged tree frog (Boana albomarginata). Researchers discovered that frogs have maintained a surprising diversity of nonvisual, light-sensing proteins over evolutionary time which play a role in a variety of biological functions.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant DEB 1655751 and OCE 1560088.]

Learn more in the Penn State news story Unexpected diversity of light-sensing proteins goes beyond vision in frogs. (Date of image: 2024; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: July 5, 2024)

Credit: John L. Boyette/Penn State (available under Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International)

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