An organ that detects light. [ ]

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Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, efo_slim, organ_slim, major_organ, functional_classification

curator note

This class encompasses a variety of light-detecting structures from different phyla with no implication of homology, from the compound insect eye to the vertebrate camera-type eye (distinct classes are provided for each)


An organ that detects light.

has related synonym

light-detecting organ

visual apparatus



structure notes

Note that whilst this is classified as an organ, it is in fact more of a unit composed of different structures: in Drosophila, it includes the interommatidial bristle as a part; we consider here the vertebrate eye to include the eyeball/eye proper as a part, with the eye having as parts (when present): eyelids, conjuctiva,