Alpha ganglion cells in mammalian retinae: common properties, species differences, and some comments on other ganglion cells.

@article{Peichl1991AlphaGC,
  title={Alpha ganglion cells in mammalian retinae: common properties, species differences, and some comments on other ganglion cells.},
  author={Leo Peichl},
  journal={Visual neuroscience},
  year={1991},
  volume={7 1-2},
  pages={155-69}
}
A specific morphological class of ganglion cell, the alpha cell, was first defined in cat retina. Alpha cells have since been found in a wide range of mammalian retinae, including several orders of placental and marsupial mammals. Characteristically, they have the largest somata and a large dendritic field with a typical branching pattern. They occur as inner and outer stratifying subpopulations, presumably corresponding to ON-center and OFF-center receptive fields. In all species, alpha cells… CONTINUE READING

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