Comparative Vision: Can Bacteria Really See?

Nansi Colley // Publications // May 09 2016

PubMed ID: 27166697

Author(s): Nilsson DE, Colley NJ. Comparative vision: can bacteria really see? Curr Biol. 2016 May 9;26(9):R369-71. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.03.025. PMID 27166697

Journal: Current Biology : Cb, Volume 26, Issue 9, 05 2016

It has been known for some time that not only animals, but also some advanced unicellular algae possess imaging eyes. Now it seems that even tiny cyanobacteria have what it takes to qualify for the most basic definition of vision.

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