T W Cronin

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Affiliation: University of Maryland
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Molecular characterization of crustacean visual pigments and the evolution of pancrustacean opsins
    Megan L Porter
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, Brigham Young University
    Mol Biol Evol 24:253-68. 2007
  2. pmc Patterns and properties of polarized light in air and water
    Thomas W Cronin
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 366:619-26. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Camouflage: Being Invisible in the Open Ocean
    Thomas W Cronin
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21043, USA Electronic address
    Curr Biol 26:R1179-R1181. 2016
  4. ncbi request reprint Extraocular, Non-Visual, and Simple Photoreceptors: An Introduction to the Symposium
    Thomas W Cronin
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21043, USA
    Integr Comp Biol 56:758-763. 2016
  5. doi request reprint Comment on "Open-ocean fish reveal an omnidirectional solution to camouflage in polarized environments"
    Thomas W Cronin
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
    Science 353:552. 2016
  6. ncbi request reprint Photoreception and vision in the ultraviolet
    Thomas W Cronin
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
    J Exp Biol 219:2790-2801. 2016
  7. ncbi request reprint Celestial polarization patterns during twilight
    Thomas W Cronin
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
    Appl Opt 45:5582-9. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Photoreception in the planktonic larvae of two species of pullosquilla, a lysiosquilloid stomatopod crustacean
    - Jutte
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA and Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
    J Exp Biol 201:2481-7. 1998
  9. doi request reprint Visual optics: Accommodation in a splash
    Thomas W Cronin
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MA 21250, USA
    Curr Biol 22:R871-3. 2012
  10. doi request reprint The molecular genetics and evolution of colour and polarization vision in stomatopod crustaceans
    T W Cronin
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
    Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 30:460-9. 2010

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Publications40

  1. ncbi request reprint Molecular characterization of crustacean visual pigments and the evolution of pancrustacean opsins
    Megan L Porter
    Department of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, Brigham Young University
    Mol Biol Evol 24:253-68. 2007
    ..Ten amino acid sites relating to these properties were found to face the binding pocket, within 4 A of the chromophore and thus have the potential to affect spectral tuning...
  2. pmc Patterns and properties of polarized light in air and water
    Thomas W Cronin
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 366:619-26. 2011
    ..Although circularly polarized light is rare in nature, it is produced by the surfaces of some animals, where it may be used in specialized systems of communication...
  3. doi request reprint Camouflage: Being Invisible in the Open Ocean
    Thomas W Cronin
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21043, USA Electronic address
    Curr Biol 26:R1179-R1181. 2016
    ..New research shows that some midwater crustaceans use antireflection coatings to enhance their invisibility...
  4. ncbi request reprint Extraocular, Non-Visual, and Simple Photoreceptors: An Introduction to the Symposium
    Thomas W Cronin
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21043, USA
    Integr Comp Biol 56:758-763. 2016
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Comment on "Open-ocean fish reveal an omnidirectional solution to camouflage in polarized environments"
    Thomas W Cronin
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
    Science 353:552. 2016
    ..After examining their evidence, we find this claim to be unsupported due to (i) pseudoreplication, (ii) confounding polarization contrast with intensity contrast, and (iii) measurements taken at very shallow depths. ..
  6. ncbi request reprint Photoreception and vision in the ultraviolet
    Thomas W Cronin
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
    J Exp Biol 219:2790-2801. 2016
    ..Our current understanding of UV vision is restricted almost entirely to two phyla: arthropods and chordates (specifically, vertebrates), so there is much comparative work to be done...
  7. ncbi request reprint Celestial polarization patterns during twilight
    Thomas W Cronin
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
    Appl Opt 45:5582-9. 2006
    ..after the onset of astronomical twilight at dawn, or before its end at dusk) and extends with little change through the entire twilight period...
  8. ncbi request reprint Photoreception in the planktonic larvae of two species of pullosquilla, a lysiosquilloid stomatopod crustacean
    - Jutte
    Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA and Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
    J Exp Biol 201:2481-7. 1998
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Visual optics: Accommodation in a splash
    Thomas W Cronin
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MA 21250, USA
    Curr Biol 22:R871-3. 2012
    ..Gannets are large seabirds that hunt fish from the air, making a plunge dive followed by active swimming pursuit of prey. A recent study shows that they convert from aerial to aquatic vision nearly instantly...
  10. doi request reprint The molecular genetics and evolution of colour and polarization vision in stomatopod crustaceans
    T W Cronin
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
    Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 30:460-9. 2010
    ..Phylogenetic analysis of opsin relatedness suggests that opsins specialized for colour vision have diverged from those devoted to polarization vision, and possibly motion and spatial vision...
  11. ncbi request reprint Stomatopods
    Thomas W Cronin
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 21250, USA
    Curr Biol 16:R235-6. 2006
  12. ncbi request reprint Tuning of photoreceptor function in three mantis shrimp species that inhabit a range of depths. II. Filter pigments
    Thomas W Cronin
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 188:187-97. 2002
    ..Plasticity in retinal spectral function may be common in mantis shrimp species that occupy a range of habitat depths...
  13. ncbi request reprint Tuning of photoreceptor function in three mantis shrimp species that inhabit a range of depths. I. Visual pigments
    Thomas W Cronin
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 188:179-86. 2002
    ..Vision in these species, therefore, is not tuned to spectral characteristics of the photic environment by varying the assemblages of visual pigments appearing in their retinas...
  14. ncbi request reprint The linearly polarized light field in clear, tropical marine waters: spatial and temporal variation of light intensity, degree of polarization and e-vector angle
    T W Cronin
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 21250, USA
    J Exp Biol 204:2461-7. 2001
    ..Also, the relative spectral constancy of the angle and degree of polarization supports fish polarization sensitivity, which relies on spectrally diverse photoreceptor sets...
  15. ncbi request reprint Sensory adaptation. Tunable colour vision in a mantis shrimp
    T W Cronin
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland 21250, USA
    Nature 411:547-8. 2001
    ..The spectral sensitivity of specific classes of photoreceptor is adjusted by filters that vary between individuals...
  16. ncbi request reprint Parallel processing and image analysis in the eyes of mantis shrimps
    T W Cronin
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland 21250, USA
    Biol Bull 200:177-83. 2001
    ..Many of these unusual features of mantis shrimp vision may inspire new sensor designs for machine vision...
  17. ncbi request reprint Tuning of photoreceptor spectral sensitivity in fireflies (Coleoptera: Lampyridae)
    T W Cronin
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, MD 21250, USA
    J Comp Physiol A 186:1-12. 2000
    ..Ph. versicolor, on the other hand, appears to have a visual system that offers a compromise between maximum sensitivity to, and maximum discrimination of, their signals...
  18. pmc Spectral tuning and the visual ecology of mantis shrimps
    T W Cronin
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore 21250, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 355:1263-7. 2000
    ..The quality of the visual worlds experienced by each species we studied must vary considerably, but all appear to exploit the full capabilities offered by their complex visual systems...
  19. ncbi request reprint Color signals in natural scenes: characteristics of reflectance spectra and effects of natural illuminants
    C C Chiao
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland 21250, USA
    J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis 17:218-24. 2000
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Spectral tuning of dichromats to natural scenes
    C C Chiao
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, 21250, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Vision Res 40:3257-71. 2000
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Molecular diversity of visual pigments in Stomatopoda (Crustacea)
    Megan L Porter
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland 21250, USA
    Vis Neurosci 26:255-65. 2009
    ..These two clusters of sites indicate that stomatopod opsins have diverged with respect to both spectral tuning and signal transduction...
  22. ncbi request reprint Spectral and spatial properties of polarized light reflections from the arms of squid (Loligo pealeii) and cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis L.)
    Tsyr Huei Chiou
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
    J Exp Biol 210:3624-35. 2007
    ..These results demonstrate that cuttlefish and squid could send out reliable polarization signals to a receiver regardless of arm orientation...
  23. doi request reprint Evolution of anatomical and physiological specialization in the compound eyes of stomatopod crustaceans
    Megan L Porter
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
    J Exp Biol 213:3473-86. 2010
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Adaptive color vision in Pullosquilla litoralis (Stomatopoda, Lysiosquilloidea) associated with spectral and intensity changes in light environment
    Alexander G Cheroske
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
    J Exp Biol 206:373-9. 2003
    ..The major controlling element of the plasticity in lysiosquilloid stomatopod color vision appears to be light intensity rather than spectral distribution...
  25. ncbi request reprint Using spectral data to reconstruct evolutionary changes in coloration: carotenoid color evolution in New World orioles
    Christopher M Hofmann
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, Maryland 21250, USA
    Evolution 60:1680-91. 2006
    ..Using these quantitative methods to score and reconstruct color changes among closely related taxa provides a better understanding of how elaborate animal colors evolve...
  26. ncbi request reprint The visual pigments of the bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)
    J I Fasick
    The Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore 21250, USA
    Vis Neurosci 15:643-51. 1998
    ..The dolphin therefore lacks the common dichromatic form of color vision typical of most terrestrial mammals...
  27. ncbi request reprint Characterization of natural illuminants in forests and the use of digital video data to reconstruct illuminant spectra
    C C Chiao
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore 21250, USA
    J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis 17:1713-21. 2000
    ..The use of digital video data in spectral analysis provides a promising new approach to the studies of the spatial and temporal variation of illumination in natural scenes and the understanding of color vision in natural environments...
  28. ncbi request reprint Eye design and color signaling in a stomatopod crustacean Gonodactylus smithii
    C C Chiao
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Brain Behav Evol 56:107-22. 2000
    ..g. midband Rows 2 and 3) enhances the contrast of certain color signals to a large enough degree to make co-evolution between color vision and these rather specific color signals likely...
  29. ncbi request reprint Melanopsin forms a functional short-wavelength photopigment
    Lucy A Newman
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland 21250, USA
    Biochemistry 42:12734-8. 2003
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Variation in stomatopod (Gonodactylus smithii) color signal design associated with organismal condition and depth
    Alexander G Cheroske
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Brain Behav Evol 66:99-113. 2005
    ..These results suggest that meral spot coloration may have evolved as a constant signal when viewed by conspecifics from various depths...
  31. pmc Photochemistry of retinal chromophore in mouse melanopsin
    Marquis T Walker
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:8861-5. 2008
    ....
  32. doi request reprint The fish eye view: are cichlids conspicuous?
    Brian E Dalton
    Department of Biology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, MD 21250, USA
    J Exp Biol 213:2243-55. 2010
    ..However, in two species, females had colours that were more conspicuous than male colours, suggesting that other selective forces and possibly sexual conflicts are acting in this system...
  33. ncbi request reprint Interspecific and intraspecific views of color signals in the strawberry poison frog Dendrobates pumilio
    Afsheen Siddiqi
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore 21250, USA
    J Exp Biol 207:2471-85. 2004
    ..Our results indicate that the colors displayed by the various color morphs of D. pumilio are effective signals both to conspecifics and to a model predator...
  34. ncbi request reprint Adaptive visual metamorphosis in a deep-sea hydrothermal vent crab
    Robert N Jinks
    Department of Biology, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17604 3003, USA
    Nature 420:68-70. 2002
    ..As hydrothermal vents produce light, vision may supplement thermal and chemical senses to orient postlarval settlement at vent sites...
  35. ncbi request reprint Spectral sensitivity of four species of fiddler crabs (Uca pugnax, Uca pugilator, Uca vomeris and Uca tangeri) measured by in situ microspectrophotometry
    Joana M Jordão
    Unidade de Investigação em Eco etologia, ISPA, Rua Jardim do Tabaco, 34, 1149 041 Lisboa, Portugal
    J Exp Biol 210:447-53. 2007
    ..We hypothesize that sensitivity to longer wavelengths enhances contrast between background (blue sky or tall vegetation) and the male major claw during the waving display...
  36. ncbi request reprint Visual pigment absorbance and spectral sensitivity of the Mysis relicta species group (Crustacea, Mysida) in different light environments
    Mirka Jokela-Määttä
    Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, P O Box 65, Viikinkaari 1, FI 00014, Finland
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 191:1087-97. 2005
    ..700 nm. The deviations from visual-pigment spectra can be explained by ocular light filters based on three types of identified screening pigments...
  37. ncbi request reprint Light habitats and the role of polarized iridescence in the sensory ecology of neotropical nymphalid butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)
    Jonathan M Douglas
    School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287 4601 USA
    J Exp Biol 210:788-99. 2007
    ..The potential utility of polarized iridescence and iridescent wing coloration within differing ambient spectral environments is discussed to provide a basis for future investigation of the polarized light ecology of butterflies...
  38. ncbi request reprint Spectral sensitivity in a sponge larva
    Sally P Leys
    Department of Biology, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, V8W 3N5, Canada
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 188:199-202. 2002
    ..respond most to blue light (440 nm), and have a smaller, secondary response peak to orange-red light (600 nm). These data suggest that the photoreceptive pigment in sponge larvae may be a flavin or carotenoid...
  39. ncbi request reprint Anatomical and physiological evidence for polarisation vision in the nocturnal bee Megalopta genalis
    Birgit Greiner
    Department of Cell and Organism Biology, Lund University, Helgonavagen 3, 22362 Lund, Sweden
    J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 193:591-600. 2007
    ..Intracellular recordings within the dorsal rim area show very high polarisation sensitivity and a sensitivity peak within the ultraviolet part of the spectrum...
  40. ncbi request reprint Transmission of linearly polarized light in seawater: implications for polarization signaling
    Nadav Shashar
    The Inter University Institute for Marine Sciences in Eilat, PO Box 469, Eilat 88103, Israel
    J Exp Biol 207:3619-28. 2004
    ..Navigation and body orientation based on the celestial polarization pattern are predicted to be limited to shallow waters as well, while navigation based on the solar position is possible through a deeper range...