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A mammalian eye has approximately 70 different cell types

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Bryan William Jones and Robert E. Marc, University of Utah

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A mammalian eye

The incredible complexity of a mammalian eye (in this case from a mouse) is captured here. Each color represents a different type of cell. In total, there are nearly 70 different cell types, including the retina's many rings and the peach-colored muscle cells clustered on the left.

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This page last reviewed on September 11, 2014