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Accession
GO:0009584
Name
detection of visible light
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
perception of visible light
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
The series of events in which a visible light stimulus is received by a cell and converted into a molecular signal. A visible light stimulus is electromagnetic radiation that can be perceived visually by an organism; for organisms lacking a visual system, this can be defined as light with a wavelength within the range 380 to 780 nm. Source: ISBN:0198506732, GOC:go_curators
Comment
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History
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Subset
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Parents of detection of visible light (GO:0009584)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
detection of visible light [is_a relation] is_a  detection of light stimulus (GO:0009583)
Children of detection of visible light (GO:0009584)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
detection of light stimulus involved in visual perception (GO:0050908) [is_a relation] is_a  detection of visible light
G protein-coupled photoreceptor activity (GO:0008020) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  detection of visible light
phototransduction, visible light (GO:0007603) [is_a relation] is_a  detection of visible light
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