An organ that detects light. [ ]

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, efo_slim, organ_slim, major_organ, functional_classification, human_reference_atlas

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
  • UBERON:0000970
present in taxon
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,