Neural tuning in the granite spiny lizard.

  title={Neural tuning in the granite spiny lizard.},
  author={R. G. Turner},
  journal={Hearing research},
  volume={26 3},
Scanning electron microscopy was used to examine the basilar papilla of the granite spiny lizard. The papilla contains three distinct hair cell populations: an apical and a basal population with free-standing cilia, and a central population with a tectorial membrane. In the free-standing populations, stereocilium length decreases towards the ends of the papilla. Ciliary tuft morphology differs in the free-standing and the tectorial membrane populations, except that several of the free-standing… CONTINUE READING