Unformatted text preview: to ‘brain’ Detection of light cuticular lens crystalline cone (lens) matrix cell (secretes crystalline cone) rhabdom (transparent rod) nerve fibre Components of ommatidium Image formed by compound eye The diagram shows the pattern of ommatidia which would be stimulated by the two shapes. The compound eye could not distinguish between the two shapes pattern of ommatidia stimulated pattern of light falling on the eye Fruit fly ( Drosophila ) light-sensitive cell © D.G. Mackean...
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- Fall '11
- nerve fibres, compound eye, D.G. Mackean, crystalline cone, cuticular lens