Degeneration and electron microscope analysis of the synaptic glomeruli in the lateral geniculate body

@article{Szentgothai1966DegenerationAE,
  title={Degeneration and electron microscope analysis of the synaptic glomeruli in the lateral geniculate body},
  author={J{\'a}nos Szent{\'a}gothai and J{\'o}zsef H{\'a}mori and Therese T{\"o}mb{\"o}l},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
  year={1966},
  volume={2},
  pages={283-301}
}
Optic fibers of retinal origin terminate in the lateral geniculate body exclusively in the so called glomerular synapses. They can be recognized on the basis of their unusually large irregular mitochondria having very few cristae. In the cat the structure of the optic terminal profiles is rather dense. The majority of terminals in most glomeruli originate from axons of other source. Relatively large axon terminal profiles of unusually light structure cannot be brought to degeneration by any… CONTINUE READING