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eye·spot

(ī'spot),
1. A colored spot or plastid (chromatophore) in a unicellular organism.
2. Synonym(s): ocellus (1)

eyespot

(ī′spŏt′)
n.
1. A light-sensitive organelle of certain chiefly unicellular organisms, such as euglenas and some motile algae.
2. A simple visual organ of certain invertebrates, consisting of a cluster of photoreceptor cells and pigment cells.
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Considering how crucial this partnership is, it may be that roving zooxanthellae use their eyespots to scope out the most desirable digs-a possibility "we think it is quite interesting," Koike said.
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At the same time, they are focusing their attention on that particular scourge of second wheats, eyespot, looking for specific resistance to it in addition to general disease resistance.
In the majority of bivalve mollusc species, the plantigrade postlarval stage is a transition between the swimming planktonic life of veliger larvae with an eyespot and the sedentary benthic life of juveniles (Bricelj & Shumway 1991).
Shining light selectively on one eyespot changes the beating of the adjacent cilia.
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Having been so mild you'd also expect eyespot infection.
But feathers ruffled in 2008, when Japanese researchers studying feral peacocks reported finding no courtship advantage for eyespot number in seven years of data.
Cultures were maintained until larvae developed a conspicuous eyespot that indicated that they were competent to settle.