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The influence of neural activity on the morphology of retinal-axon-terminal arbors and the precision of the developing retinotectal projection in zebrafish embryos was explored. Terminal-arbor morphology and their distribution in the tectum was determined with anatomical fiber-tracing methods using the fluorescent dyes dil and diO. To allow development(More)
The physiological aspects of the lateral line of Xiphister atropurpureus--a teleost with multiple, highly branched lateral-line canals on each body side--were investigated. In terms of sensitivity and frequency response, the lateral line of Xiphister is similar to simple, unbranched lateral-line canals. For both the dorsal and the medial trunk canal the(More)
Afferent projections to the tectum opticum of the clawed toad Xenopus laevis were studied by injections of horseradish peroxidase (HRP) into the tectum. Cells were labelled in the following nuclei, listed from rostral to caudal: nucleus entopeduncularis anterior, nucleus anterior thalami, nucleus posterior thalami, nucleus ventromedialis thalami, nucleus(More)
After injection of horseradish peroxidase solution into the lateral line nerves of a poeciliid fish the afferent fibres can be followed up to their termination fields in the medulla, lobus vestibulolateralis, corpus cerebelli and valvula cerebelli. Labelling of all fibres innervating individual neuromasts reveals a well-ordered branching pattern of(More)
The neuronal systems that contain gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) were quantitatively examined in the forebrain of two cichlid species (Oreochromis niloticus Lin. and Tilapia maria Boulenger) using tracing methods and immunostaining. In both species the nucleus olfacto-retinalis and a population of neurons in the basal preoptic region contained GnRH.(More)
Primary olfactory and central projections of the nervus terminalis were investigated by injections of horseradish peroxidase into the olfactory epithelium in the African lungfish. In addition, gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) immunoreactivity of the nervus terminalis system was investigated. The primary olfactory projections are restricted to the(More)
Interactions between the lateral-line, general somatosensory and auditory system were studied using field potential analysis and single unit recordings in the torus semicircularis of the clawed toad Xenopus laevis. As a response to paired stimuli (electric shocks applied to the peripheral nerves or acoustic clicks), in all systems a reduction of the second(More)