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Anatomical and electrophysiological mapping techniques were used to determine topographic organization and arrangement of ocular dominance columns in the primary visual cortex of ferrets. From its border with area 18 on the posterior lateral gyrus, area 17 extends around the caudal pole of the hemisphere and over the splenial gyrus to the caudal bank of the(More)
An extra eye primordium was implanted into the forebrain region of embryonic Rana pipiens. During development both normal and supernumerary optic tracts terminated within a single, previously uninnervated tectal lobe. Autoradiographic tracing of either the normal or supernumerary eye's projection revealed distinct, eye-specific bands of radioactivity(More)
Transplantation of a third eye primordium to the forebrain region of a frog (Rana pipiens) embryo causes two retinal projections to converge on a single tectal lobe. These projections form stereotyped eye-specific termination bands (Constantine-Paton, M., and M. I. Law (1978) Science 202: 639-641) that are similar to the source-specific stripes found(More)
Surgical ablation of a single tectal lobe in Rana pipiens can cause regenerating retinal ganglion cell axons to cross to the remaining tectum. These synaptically deprived fibers can obtain termination space in a retinotopic and highly stereotyped manner. Each of the two eyes can share the undisturbed tectum by terminating in mutually exclusive, eye-specific(More)
A banded distribution of retinal ganglion cell axons within layer 9A of the superficial tectal neuropil in Rana pipiens was revealed through anterograde labeling with horseradish peroxidase. Layer 9A previously has been demonstrated to mediate binocular vision through a polysynaptic pathway by way of the nucleus isthmi. This nucleus interconnects analogous(More)
This paper reports analyses of the differentiation and distribution of identified peripheral neurons and central 5-HT-containing neurons in embryos of the glossiphoniid leech Theromyzon rude that have been deprived of one of the bilaterally paired major ectodermal cell lines called the n bandlets. Cells descended from a lone surviving n bandlet were(More)
This paper reports analyses of the effects of eliminating mesoderm from one or both sides of embryos of the glossiphoniid leech Theromyzon rude on the differentiation and distribution of ectodermal cells, especially identified peripheral neurons and central 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT)-containing neurons arising from the bilateral pair of cell lines called(More)
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