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Photoreceptor Cells, Invertebrate

"Photoreceptor Cells, Invertebrate" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Specialized cells in the invertebrates that detect and transduce light. They are predominantly rhabdomeric with an array of photosensitive microvilli. Illumination depolarizes invertebrate photoreceptors by stimulating Na+ influx across the plasma membrane.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Photoreceptor Cells, Invertebrate" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Photoreceptor Cells, Invertebrate" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 45 publications over 22 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 1998 and 2003 and 2006 and 2010
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