Rods and Cones, SEM

Rods and Cones, SEM

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Caption: Scanning electron micrograph of rods and cones in the eye. Rods are long nerve cells which respond to dim light, enabling images to be detected. Cones are shorter cells which detect color. Rods and cones pass visual signals through the optic nerve to the brain.

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