Functional development in the Mauthner cell system of embryos and larvae of the zebra fish.

@article{Eaton1977FunctionalDI,
  title={Functional development in the Mauthner cell system of embryos and larvae of the zebra fish.},
  author={Robert C. Eaton and Roger D. Farley and Charles B Kimmel and Eric Schabtach},
  journal={Journal of neurobiology},
  year={1977},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={151-72}
}
In the embryonic zebra fish as early as 40 hr after fertilization, the Mauthner cells (M-cells) initiate an escape response, elicited by tactile-vibrational stimulation. The initial part of this behavior is similar to the acoustic startle reflex seen during the larval stage which begins at 96 hr. The embryonic response is directional and is followed by a series of strong tail flexures which are more pronounced than those during swimming. In the embryo the M-cell fired at the beginning of the… CONTINUE READING

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