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rods and cones

The photoreceptor cells of the retina. They are between the pigment epithelium and the bipolar layer of neurons. The rods contain rhodopsin, which is stimulated by light; the cones contain one of three other photopigments, which are stimulated by various wavelengths of visible light (colors).
See: cone (2); night vision; rod
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Side notes: To learn more about rods and cones in the human eye, read this fascinating article.
This group of highly-specialized neurons in the retina, which wraps around the back of the eye is made up primarily of rods and cones.
Acquisition of Highly Mature Photoreceptors with Rods and Cones from U-hiPSCs without Addition of Retinoic Acid.
When the rods and cones die during the course of degenerative blinding diseases, the rest of the retina remains intact but unable to respond to light.
Qualitatively, exposure to light in both rods and cones causes a decrease in intracellular cGMP concentration ([cGMP];), which in turn causes the closure of the cGMP-gated channel expressed in the plasma membrane of outer segment, the light-sensitive portion of vertebrate photoreceptors, and eventually produces hyperpolarization.
Where in the human body are the cells called rods and cones? 6.
The retina is full of cells, called rods and cones, that sense light.
"Human ESC-derived neural retina grows into multilayered tissue containing both rods and cones, whereas cone differentiation is rare in mouse ESC culture," the article said.
Visual photoreceptor cells in the retina are of two types: rods and cones. In diurnal species (those most active during daylight hours) such as humans, the retina is populated most heavily by cones.
The retina is a thin, delicate piece of tissue in the back of the eye that is comprised of a variety of different neuronal cells, including 125 million photoreceptors (rods and cones) that process light and enable you to see.
The retina contains special cells called rods and cones. About 120 million rods are in each eye.
Introduction: Rods and cones are classically described as distinct photoreceptor cells with different receptive characteristics mediated by distinct opsins, but recent studies show that salamander blue-sensitive cones and green rods both express an identical opsin.