Rods and cones preserved in ancient fossilized fish eye

December 24, 2014 8:27 PM

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"Rods and cones are not usually preserved, because these soft tissues are more fragile," said Gengo Tanaka.

A team of international scientists, led by researchers at Japan's Kumamoto University, recently discovered and analyzed an ancient fossilized fish boasting a perfectly preserved eye. Inside the ancient eye, researchers found rods and cones.

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