Post-Natal Origin of Microneurones in the Rat Brain

@article{Altman1965PostNatalOO,
  title={Post-Natal Origin of Microneurones in the Rat Brain},
  author={Joseph Altman and Gopal D. Das},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1965},
  volume={207},
  pages={953-956}
}
M ITOTIC neurones are seldom, if ever, seen after birth in the brains of mammals, from which it is com­ monly concluded that neurogenesis is a pre-natal pheno­ menon. This conclusion is not often questioned, even though post-natal neurogenesis in some brain structures has been well established for some time. Thus it was recognized in the nineteenth centuryl-3 that a class of smaIl nerve cells, the granule cells, shows a high rate of proliferative activity in the cerebellar cortex in young… CONTINUE READING
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