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Development of a transient retino-retinal pathway in hooded and albino rats.

Authors
  • Bunt, S M
  • Lund, R D
Type
Published Article
Journal
Brain Research
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
May 04, 1981
Volume
211
Issue
2
Pages
399–404
Identifiers
PMID: 6165434
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Intraocular HRP injections in E16-21 embryos show that during the normal development of the central optic projections in hooded and albino rats many optic axons grow through the chiasm into the contralateral eye. This retino-retinal projection disappears shortly after birth. This suggests that an initial, imprecise guidance of growing axons is followed by a selective elimination of axons taking aberrant pathways and failing to make appropriate synapses.

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