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dc.contributor.authorSia, P.en
dc.contributor.authorLuiten, A.en
dc.contributor.authorStace, T.en
dc.contributor.authorWood, J.en
dc.contributor.authorCasson, R.en
dc.identifier.citationClinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, 2014; 42(6):582-589en
dc.description.abstractThe emerging field of quantum biology has led to a greater understanding of biological processes at the microscopic level. There is recent evidence to suggest that non-trivial quantum features such as entanglement, tunnelling and coherence have evolved in living systems. These quantum features are particularly evident in supersensitive light-harvesting systems such as in photosynthesis and photoreceptors. A biomimetic strategy utilizing biological quantum phenomena might allow new advances in the field of quantum engineering, particularly in quantum information systems. In addition, a better understanding of quantum biological features may lead to novel medical diagnostic and therapeutic developments. In the present review, we discuss the role of quantum physics in biological systems with an emphasis on the retina.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityPaul Ikgan Sia, André N Luiten, Thomas M Stace, John PM Wood and Robert J Cassonen
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishingen
dc.rights© 2014 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologistsen
dc.subjectlight signal transduction; photon; photoreceptor; quantum theory; retinaen
dc.titleQuantum biology of the retinaen
dc.typeJournal articleen
pubs.library.collectionOpthalmology & Visual Sciences publicationsen
dc.identifier.orcidSia, P. [0000-0001-7716-4538]en
dc.identifier.orcidLuiten, A. [0000-0001-5284-7244]en
dc.identifier.orcidCasson, R. [0000-0003-2822-4076]en
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