Distinguish, differentiate, compare and explain what is the main difference between rod and cone cells. Comparison and Differences.

Difference between Rod and Cone Cells

S.No. Rod Cells Cone Cells
1 Outer segment is cylindrical and contains rhodopsin. Outer segment is conical and contains iodopsin.
2 Inner end has a small knob. The inner end is branched.
3 Sensitive to dim light and give twilight vision. Sensitive to bright light, and give daylight vision.
4 All cells are alike and do not give color vision. Cell are three types: blue, green and red, and give color vision.
5 Insufficient rhodopsin results in night blindness. Insufficient iodopsin results in color blindness.
6 Numerous in number. Fewer in number.
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