M Kemali

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The ventricular sulcal pattern and the cytoarchitectonic organization of the brain stem of the frogs Rana esculenta and Rana catesbeiana have been studied in transversely cut, Nissl stained serial sections. Four longitudinal sulci, the sulcus medianus inferior, the sulcus intermedius ventralis, the sulcus limitans and the sulcus medianus superior could be(More)
Male and female frog brains stained according to the Nissl method and cut transversely, 15 microns thick, at the level of the habenular nuclei, were investigated in spring and winter. Right and left habenular nuclei were examined. The volume and the standard deviations were calculated in each portion of the habenular nuclei investigated. The frog habenula(More)
The central myelin of the phylogenetically ancient shark Scyllium stellare (Elasmobranchii, Selachii) was examined at the electron microscope. The known different chemical compositions of the myelin in higher and lower vertebrates is not associated in the Scyllium with a lack of any basic structural myelin elements, but is probably linked to variations in(More)
A study of the habenular nuclei connections by means of horseradish peroxidase (HRP) has never been carried out in amphibia. In the present paper we have investigated the afferent projections of the left and right habenular nuclei of the frog Rana esculenta using this technique. Cells, labelled by HRP, were either in a Golgi-like pattern or in a granular(More)
The olfactory system of the frog Rana esculenta was studied by using horseradish peroxidase (HRP) tracing of axonal pathways. Injections of HRP were made in the main olfactory bulb (MOB), accessory olfactory bulb (AOB), anterior olfactory nucleus (AON), the amygdala (AMY), and in a zone of the leteral wall of the telencephalic hemisphere immediately(More)
1. Electrophysiological recordings of the spontaneous and evoked activities of the frog habenular nuclei are presented. 2. The traces were recorded simultaneously from both habenular nuclei and an histological test was performed in order to show the exact location where the electrodes were inserted in the brain for the purpose of making the recordings. 3.(More)
The distribution of substance P(SP)-like immunoreactivity was studied in the habenulo-interpeduncular (HAB-ITP) complex of the frog Rana esculenta by means of the immunohistochemical peroxidase-antiperoxidase (PAP) method. The HAB of the frog were subdivided into dorsal and ventral nuclei, corresponding to the medial and lateral HAB of mammals respectively.(More)
The central connections of the frontal organ of the frog Rana esculenta were studied by means of the cobalt-filling technique using the cobaltic lysine complex. The results showed that the frontal organ has surprisingly more extended connections than those demonstrated after the application of other techniques. In fact, we found that it is connected to the(More)
The habenular nuclei of the elasmobranch "Scyllium stellare" have been studied with conventional histological techniques for light microscopy. Their left-right asymmetry has been defined by the observation of serially cut sections. In addition, their cytoarchitectonic organization has been defined quantitatively. In all specimens observed, the left habenula(More)