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Term Information

Accession
GO:0009881
Name
photoreceptor activity
Ontology
molecular_function
Synonyms
UV-sensitive opsin, blue-sensitive opsin, green-sensitive opsin, long-wave-sensitive opsin, opsin, red-sensitive opsin, short-wave-sensitive opsin, violet-sensitive opsin
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
The function of absorbing and responding to incidental electromagnetic radiation, particularly visible light. The response may involve a change in conformation. Source: GOC:go_curators, GOC:ai
Comment
None
History
See term history for GO:0009881 at QuickGO
Subset
None
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Parents of photoreceptor activity (GO:0009881)
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photoreceptor activity [is_a relation] is_a  signaling receptor activity (GO:0038023)
Children of photoreceptor activity (GO:0009881)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
blue light photoreceptor activity (GO:0009882) [is_a relation] is_a  photoreceptor activity
red or far-red light photoreceptor activity (GO:0009883) [is_a relation] is_a  photoreceptor activity
G protein-coupled photoreceptor activity (GO:0008020) [is_a relation] is_a  photoreceptor activity
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