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Whereas evolutionary inferences derived from present-day DNA sequences are by necessity indirect, ancient DNA sequences provide a direct view of past genetic variants. However, base lesions that accumulate in DNA over time may cause nucleotide misincorporations when ancient DNA sequences are replicated. By repeated amplifications of mitochondrial DNA(More)
Primary lateralis projections in silver lampreys, Ichthyomyzon unicuspis, and young adult sea lampreys, Petromyzon marinus, were examined utilizing silver impregnation of degenerating fibers and transganglionic transport of horseradish peroxidase. Anterior lateral line nerve afferents terminate throughout the neuropil of the electroreceptive dorsal nucleus(More)
In larval lampreys, the superficial ophthalmic, buccal, and recurrent rami of the anterior lateral line nerve project to the dorsal nucleus of the ipsilateral medulla; the posterior lateral line nerve projects to the medial nucleus bilaterally. The recurrent ramus is the largest source of afferents to the dorsal nucleus. Extracellular recordings from(More)
Since the summer of 2003, a large Micromegas TPC prototype (1000 channels, 50 cm drift, 50 cm diameter) has been operated in a 2T superconducting magnet at Saclay. A description of this apparatus and first results from cosmic ray tests are presented. Additionnal measurements using simpler detectors with a laser source, an X-ray gun and radioactive sources(More)
  • M Ronan
  • 1989
The origins of the descending spinal pathways in sea lampreys (Petromyzon marinus), silver lampreys (Ichthyomyzon unicuspis), and Pacific hagfish (Eptatretus stouti) were identified by the retrograde transport of horseradish peroxidase (HRP) placed in the rostral spinal cord. In lampreys, the majority of HRP-labeled cells were located along the length of(More)
  • M Ronan
  • 1988
The central projections of primary trigeminal afferents in Pacific hagfish (Eptatretus stouti) were examined by transganglionic transport of horseradish peroxidase (HRP) placed in the principal nerves of the trigeminal complex. Central to the trigeminal ganglia, labeled afferents in the ophthalmic, external and dental nerves coursed caudally in the(More)
Horseradish peroxidase or tritiated proline was unilaterally injected into the medial pallium in bullfrogs in order to determine the sources of afferent projections to the medial pallium and the targets of pallial efferent projections. Some cells in all telencephalic centers, except the corpus striatum and the pars lateralis of the amygdala, project to the(More)
The origins of descending spinal projections in the lepidosirenid lungfishes were identified by retrograde transport of horseradish peroxidase (HRP) introduced into the rostral spinal cords of juvenile African (Protopterus annectans and Protopterus amphibians) and South American (Lepidosiren paradoxa) lungfishes. Standard HRP histochemistry revealed(More)
The course of projections ascending through the rostral spinal cord to nuclei in the brains of petromyzontid and myxinoid agnathans was examined with silver staining of anterograde degeneration and horseradish peroxidase histochemistry. As in jawed vertebrates, the ascending spinal projections of lampreys and hagfishes appear to be organized into two major(More)
Shared anatomical and physiological characters indicate that the low-frequency sensitive electrosensory system of lampreys is homologous with those of non-teleost fishes and amphibians. However, the ampullary electroreceptor organs which characterize all of these gnathostomes are not found in lampreys. Experimental anatomical and physiological studies(More)
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