photoreception


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Related to photoreception: Photoreceptors, chemoreception, mechanoreception

photoreception

(fō′tō-rĭ-sĕp′shən)
n.
The detection, absorption, and use of light, as for vision in animals or phototropism and photosynthesis in plants.

pho′to·re·cep′tive adj.

photoreception

(fō″tō-rē-sĕp′shŭn) [″ + L. recipere, to receive]
The perception of light rays in the visible light spectrum.

photoreception

perception of light waves which are in the range of visible light.
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It has been also suggested that cytochrome c oxidase and certain dehydrogenases may play a key role in the photoreception process, particularly in the near infrared (NIR) frequency range [5].
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In most phyla, although simple photoreception is almost universally present, no eyes evolved, but eyes evolved later in Annelida, Mollusca, Onychophora, and Chordata.
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