Pattern- and contrast-dependent visual response in the box jellyfish Tripedalia cystophora

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Pattern- and contrast-dependent visual response in the box jellyfish Tripedalia cystophora. / Garm, Anders; Hedal, Ida; Islin, Majken; Gurska, Daniela.

I: Journal of Experimental Biology, Bind 216, Nr. 24, 01.12.2013, s. 4520-4529.

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Garm, A, Hedal, I, Islin, M & Gurska, D 2013, 'Pattern- and contrast-dependent visual response in the box jellyfish Tripedalia cystophora', Journal of Experimental Biology, bind 216, nr. 24, s. 4520-4529. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.091934

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Garm, A., Hedal, I., Islin, M., & Gurska, D. (2013). Pattern- and contrast-dependent visual response in the box jellyfish Tripedalia cystophora. Journal of Experimental Biology, 216(24), 4520-4529. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.091934

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Garm A, Hedal I, Islin M, Gurska D. Pattern- and contrast-dependent visual response in the box jellyfish Tripedalia cystophora. Journal of Experimental Biology. 2013 dec 1;216(24):4520-4529. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.091934

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Garm, Anders ; Hedal, Ida ; Islin, Majken ; Gurska, Daniela. / Pattern- and contrast-dependent visual response in the box jellyfish Tripedalia cystophora. I: Journal of Experimental Biology. 2013 ; Bind 216, Nr. 24. s. 4520-4529.

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