Asked Mar 10, 2020

Describe the functions of the four photoreceptor
proteins in human vision.


Expert Answer

Step 1

Photoreceptor proteins are the light sensitive proteins which are involved in the process of sensing and response to light.

Step 2

Rods and cones are the photoreceptor cells found in the human retina. Rods are extremely sensitive and cone need significantly brighter light. At low light condition, vision is contributed by the rod cells.

Rhodopsin is also called as visual purple, is a light sensitive receptor protein. This is involved...

Want to see the full answer?

See Solution

Check out a sample Q&A here.

Want to see this answer and more?

Solutions are written by subject experts who are available 24/7. Questions are typically answered within 1 hour.*

See Solution
*Response times may vary by subject and question.

Related Biology Q&A

Find answers to questions asked by student like you
Show more Q&A

Q: State the location and function of the aortic and cartoid baroreceptors and the aortic and carotoid ...

A: The body can counteract short term as well as long term changes in the blood pressure. Short term ch...


Q: Describe the key features of the Watson-Crick modelfor DNA structure.

A: In the year 1953, James Watson and Francis Crick gave the double-helical structure of DNA  which is ...


Q: Diagram the forces and structures that dictatechromosomal movement during mitosis.

A: During the mitotic division, the bipolar spindle which is made up of microtubules and associated mot...


Q: 2. If one strand of a DNA molecule has the base sequence5′-AGCATTAAGCT-3′, what is the base sequence...

A: The deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a hereditary material that is found in almost all living organism...


Q: 6. What is an immunoglobulin? Describe the structure of an immunoglobulin molecule (light chain and ...

A: Antibody (Ab), also known as Immunoglobulin (Ig), is the large Y shaped protein produced by the body...


Q: Neurospora of genotype a + c are crossed withNeurospora of genotype + b +. (Here, + is shorthandfor ...

A: Hi there! Since you have posted multiple questions, we are answering only the first two sub-parts Ge...


Q: Conclude from ratios of progeny in a dihybrid crosswhether two genes are linked.

A: Principle of Inheritance: - Based on this principle the characters are passed on from one generation...


Q: Normally, wild violets have yellow petals with darkbrown markings and erect stems. Imagine you disco...

A: Generally, a single gene codes for a particular trait. However, there are genes that code for multip...


Q: Please help me, double and triple check your answers, previous tutors get it wrong.

A: Carrying capacity represents the maximum population size of a biological species that can be sustain...