Development of a transient retino-retinal pathway in hooded and albino rats.

@article{Bunt1981DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of a transient retino-retinal pathway in hooded and albino rats.},
  author={S M Bunt and Raymond D. Lund},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={1981},
  volume={211 2},
  pages={399-404}
}
Intraocular HRP injections in E16-21 embryos show that during the normal development of the central optic projections in hooded and albino rats many optic axons grow through the chiasm into the contralateral eye. This retino-retinal projection disappears shortly after birth. This suggests that an initial, imprecise guidance of growing axons is followed by a selective elimination of axons taking aberrant pathways and failing to make appropriate synapses. 

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