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Astrocytes are the most numerous cell type in the brain, where they are known to play multiple important functions. While there is increasing evidence of their morphological, molecular, and functional heterogeneity, it is not clear whether their positional and morphological identities are specified during brain development. We address this problem with a(More)
The rostral migratory stream (RMS) is a well defined migratory pathway for precursors of olfactory bulb (OB) interneurons. Throughout the RMS an intense astroglial matrix surrounds the migratory cells. However, it is not clear to what extent the astroglial matrix participates in migration. Here, we have analyzed the migratory behavior of neuroblasts(More)
Astrocytes are a heterogeneous population of glial cells with multifaceted roles in the central nervous system. Recently, the new method for the clonal analysis Star Track evidenced the link between astrocyte heterogeneity and lineage. Here, we tested the morphological response to mechanical injury of clonally related astrocytes using the Star Track(More)
NG2-glia are the most unknown population originating in the CNS. Despite their relative abundance in the brain, fundamental questions about their function, heterogeneity, and origin remain in debate. Particularly, it is still intriguing how these cells escaped from classical in vivo clonal analyses describing other neural types. Using StarTrack labeling in(More)
Genetic lineage tracing with electroporation is one of the most powerful techniques to target neural progenitor cells and their progeny. However, the spatiotemporal relationship between neural progenitors and their final phenotype remain poorly understood. One critical factor to analyze the cell fate of progeny is reporter integration into the genome of(More)
Astrocytes are the most abundant glial population in the central nervous system, where they fulfill multiple essential tasks. Such diverse functions require a heterogeneous population of cells, yet it is still unclear how this cellular heterogeneity emerges during development. To clarify to what extent such diversity is determined by lineage, we have(More)
Clonal cell analysis defines the potential of single cells and the diversity they can produce. To achieve this, we have developed a novel adaptation of the genetic tracing strategy, UbC-StarTrack, which attributes a specific and unique color-code to single neural precursors, allowing all their progeny to be tracked. We used integrable fluorescent reporters(More)
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