Morphological evidence for a direct projection of trigeminal nerve fibers to the primary gustatory center in the sea catfish Plotosus anguillaris.

@article{Kiyohara1986MorphologicalEF,
  title={Morphological evidence for a direct projection of trigeminal nerve fibers to the primary gustatory center in the sea catfish Plotosus anguillaris.},
  author={Sadao Kiyohara and Habib Houman and Satoru Yamashita and J. R. Caprio and Takayuki Marui},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={1986},
  volume={379 2},
  pages={353-7}
}
The central projections of the ramus mandibularis were examined in the Japanese sea catfish, Plotosus anguillaris by using the technique of transganglionic tracing with horseradish peroxidase (HRP). This ramus receives fibers from both the trigeminal and facial nerves and supplies primarily the two mandibular barbels. Two pathways for a direct trigeminal projection to the facial lobe (FL) were found: one from the main descending root of the Vth nerve (MRDV) to the medial portion of the FL… CONTINUE READING