Altered cochlear innervation in developing and mature naked and Damaraland mole rats

@article{Barone2019AlteredCI,
  title={Altered cochlear innervation in developing and mature naked and Damaraland mole rats},
  author={Catherine M. Barone and Sytse Douma and Dani{\"e}l O J Reijntjes and Brigitte M. Browe and C. K{\"o}ppl and G. Klump and T. Park and S. Pyott},
  journal={The Journal of Comparative Neurology},
  year={2019},
  volume={527},
  pages={2302 - 2316}
}
Compared to many other rodent species, naked mole rats (Heterocephalus glaber) have elevated auditory thresholds, poor frequency selectivity, and limited ability to localize sound. Because the cochlea is responsible for encoding and relaying auditory signals to the brain, we used immunofluorescence and quantitative image analysis to examine cochlear innervation in mature and developing naked mole rats compared to mice (Mus musculus), gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus), and Damaraland mole rats… Expand
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