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Dogma had it that when you extracted the visual pigments from a vertebrate, you only extracted the rod pigments and not the cone pigments. The only exception was iodopsin from the chicken. I used the method of partial bleaching. This is a technique that allows one to analyze the homogeneity of a visual pigment extract, only in every diurnal reef ﬁsh I had sampled the extracts were not homogeneous. There were multiple visual pigments, not just a single one. I wondered, could they be cone pigments?
So, Betsy, I guess I should just be classiﬁed as old-fashioned. 37 It took a minute . . and two hours were over. I was fascinated. Holger W. Jannasch (1927 – 1998) Senior Scientist Emeritus, Department of Biology Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Interviewed in his ofﬁce 4 February 1998 Holger Jannasch was a wonderful raconteur, instantly engaging all those around him. I consider myself especially fortunate to have had several long conversations with him in the year preceding his premature death.
Whew! Our investigations literally exploded, but we worked for an additional six years before we published one word. I think there was a series of four papers that came out. ” Those four papers with Fred Munz were. They are classics. I think they were our major contribution. Although I am excited today about our current investigations, those papers were a real synthesis of several different approaches. At that time, you could wait that long to publish? Well, yes. Oh, I was publishing other things on trout and on cetaceans to assist in promotion.