cone cell


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Synonyms for cone cell

a visual receptor cell in the retina that is sensitive to bright light and to color

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Cone cells also react to light but are less sensitive to it.
During the study, the researchers were interested in how other genes that are active in the developing retina can act to promote the development of rod cells while suppressing the development of cone cells.
About 2 percent of white men can't distinguish green and red because they are missing the cone cells tuned to green light.
It's the first time you can resolve single cone cells in the retina," says Williams.
Deactivating either Nrl or Nr2e3 reprogrammed rod cells to become cone cells.
Because the eye is constantly jiggling, the researchers had to determine the pattern of the eye movements to predict where cone cells would be several milliseconds in the future.
We believe the utilization of mfERG is especially advisable in monitoring progression in cases with central involvement as mfERG shows the function of cone cells, which are more concentrated in the central retina.
This specifically includes the light-detecting cone cells, which now can be produced in high quantities in their mini-retinas.
ISLAMABAD -- Researchers have traced color vision to at least 300 million years ago following the discovery of fossilized rod and cone cells in an ancient type of fish.
Color is transmitted by light, which stimulates the cone cells in your eyes to send info to your brain--that's where things turn many shades of surprising.
Dogs have "low-resolution vision" when compared to people because they have a proportionately a lower number of what are called cone cells in their retinas--the light-sensitive layer at the back of the eye.
The retina has three layers of nerve cells, but only the outer layer contains the rod and cone cells that respond to light, enabling us to see the world.
Cats have "low-resolution" vision when compared to people because they have a proportionately lower number of what are called cone cells in their retinas--the light-sensitive layer at the back of the eye.
The result is defects of the light-sensitive pigment in the retina's cone cells that distinguish colour.