A search for factors specifying tonotopy implicates DNER in hair-cell development in the chick's cochlea.


The accurate perception of sound frequency by vertebrates relies upon the tuning of hair cells, which are arranged along auditory organs according to frequency. This arrangement, which is termed a tonotopic gradient, results from the coordination of many cellular and extracellular features. Seeking the mechanisms that orchestrate those features and govern… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2011.03.031