Postnatal development of the occipito-tectal pathway in the rat.

@article{LpezMedina1989PostnatalDO,
  title={Postnatal development of the occipito-tectal pathway in the rat.},
  author={Antonio L{\'o}pez-Medina and Jos{\'e} Luis Bueno-L{\'o}pez and Concepci{\'o}n Reblet},
  journal={The International journal of developmental biology},
  year={1989},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={
          277-86
        }
}
The postnatal development of the occipito-tectal pathway was studied by making single injections of 3H-leucine into the striate cortex of rats ranging in age from newborn to postnatal day 50 (P50). After these injections, the earliest age at which autoradiographic labeling was found in the ipsilateral superior colliculus (SC) was P4. Two main stages were recognized in the development of the occipito-tectal pathway. In the first stage, from P4 to P9, the silver grain pattern over the SC was… CONTINUE READING