Eye Evolution: Two Eyes Can Be Better Than One

Kenneth W. Foster

Research output: Contribution to journalShort Survey Articlepeer-review

5 Scopus citations


The development of our eyes is owed in part to ancestral structures which functioned in phototaxis. With the origin of bilateral annelid larva, two eyes co-evolved with neurons to improve phototaxis performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R208-R210
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 10 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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