Identified motoneurons and their innervation of axial muscles in the zebrafish.

  title={Identified motoneurons and their innervation of axial muscles in the zebrafish.},
  author={Marissa Westerfield and John J V McMurray and Judith S Eisen},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  volume={6 8},
The organization of spinal cord motoneurons and their innervation of axial (white) muscles in the zebrafish were studied. Motoneurons can be divided into 2 classes, primary and secondary, on the basis of their cell-body sizes and positions. Each side of each spinal segment contains 3 primary motoneurons that are uniquely identifiable as individuals by their stereotyped cell-body positions and peripheral branching patterns. Moreover, these motoneurons precisely innervate cell-specific subsets of… CONTINUE READING
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