Development of the caudal nerve cord, motoneurons, and muscle innervation in the appendicularian urochordate Oikopleura dioica.

@article{Sviknes2007DevelopmentOT,
  title={Development of the caudal nerve cord, motoneurons, and muscle innervation in the appendicularian urochordate Oikopleura dioica.},
  author={Anne Mette S\oviknes and Daniel Chourrout and Joel Clinton Glover},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  year={2007},
  volume={503 2},
  pages={224-43}
}
The development of the caudal nerve cord and muscle innervation in the appendicularian Oikopleura dioica was assessed using differential interference contrast and confocal microscopy, phalloidin staining of actin, and in situ hybridization for the neuronal markers tubulin and choline acetyltransferase (ChAT). The caudal nerve cord first appears as a stream of tubulin mRNA-positive neurons that extends into the tail from the caudal ganglion. By this stage a few actin-rich nerve fibers course… CONTINUE READING