Architecture of the optic chiasm and the mechanisms that sculpt its development.

  title={Architecture of the optic chiasm and the mechanisms that sculpt its development.},
  author={Glen Jeffery},
  journal={Physiological reviews},
  volume={81 4},
  • G. Jeffery
  • Published 10 January 2001
  • Biology
  • Physiological reviews
At the optic chiasm the two optic nerves fuse, and fibers from each eye cross the midline or turn back and remain uncrossed. Having adopted their pathways the fibers separate to form the two optic tracts. Research into the architecture and development of the chiasm has become an area of increasing interest. Many of its mature features are complex and vary between different animal types. It is probable that numerous factors sculpt its development. The separate ganglion cell classes cross the… 

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