Snake infrared detection unravelled

Snake infrared detection unravelled

Published online 14 March 2010 | Nature | doi:10.1038/news.2010.122 News Scientists have discovered the receptors that allow snakes to find prey in the dark. Protein ion channels allow snakes to ‚see‘ in the dark.Biosphoto / Daniel Heuclin / Still Pictures Snakes can ‚see‘ in the dark thanks to protein channels that are activated by heat from the bodies of their prey.

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