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OBO ID: ZFA:0005916
Term Name: tapetum lucidum Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • tapetum cellulosum
Definition: Iridophore layer that forms along the dorsal region of the poster segment of the eye. The tapetum is formed by a single layer of Iridophores and is proximal to the photoreceptors and is located in the choroid. The tapetum reflects photons back to the photoreceptors if they were not initially absorbed by the photoreceptors. (1)
Appears at: Unknown
Evident until: Adult (90d-730d, breeding adult)
References:
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology
EXPRESSION No data available
PHENOTYPE No data available