Differential effect of the rd mutation on rods and cones in the mouse retina.

@article{CarterDawson1978DifferentialEO,
  title={Differential effect of the rd mutation on rods and cones in the mouse retina.},
  author={Louvenia Carter-Dawson and Matthew M. Lavail and Richard L. Sidman},
  journal={Investigative ophthalmology & visual science},
  year={1978},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={489-98}
}
The retinas of rd/rd C57BL/6J-rd le mice have been examined by light and electron microscopy to determine whether rod cell degeneration precedes cone cell degeneration. In all regions of the eye, a rapid rod degeneration precedes a much slower cone degeneration. Only about 2% of the rods remain in the posterior region at postnatal day 17, and none by the… CONTINUE READING