Externalization of neuronal somata as an evolutionary strategy for energy economization

@article{Hesse2015ExternalizationON,
  title={Externalization of neuronal somata as an evolutionary strategy for energy economization},
  author={Janina Hesse and Susanne Schreiber},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2015},
  volume={25},
  pages={R324-R325}
}
Summary Neuronal morphology of vertebrates and many invertebrates differs in a fundamental aspect: the location of neuronal cell bodies (somata) relative to their dendritic and axonal trees. The somata of most vertebrate neurons are located centrally between dendrites and axon. In contrast, neurons of various invertebrates, such as arthropods and cephalopods, typically externalize their somata to the end of a single process called a ‘stem neurite' (Figure 1A). While this difference has been… CONTINUE READING

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