Making bigger brains-the evolution of neural-progenitor-cell division.

  title={Making bigger brains-the evolution of neural-progenitor-cell division.},
  author={Jennifer L Fish and Colette Dehay and Henry Kennedy and Wieland B Huttner},
  journal={Journal of cell science},
  volume={121 Pt 17},
Relative brain size differs markedly between species. This variation might ultimately result from differences in the cell biology of neural progenitors, which might underlie their different proliferative potential. On the basis of the cell-biological properties of neural progenitors of animals of varying brain size and complexity (namely, Drosophila melanogaster, rodents and primates), we hypothesize that the evolution of four related cell-biological features has contributed to increases in… CONTINUE READING
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