Prenatal development of cat retinogeniculate axon arbors in the absence of binocular interactions.

  title={Prenatal development of cat retinogeniculate axon arbors in the absence of binocular interactions.},
  author={David W. Sretavan and Carla J. Shatz},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  volume={6 4},
During prenatal development of the cat's retinogeniculate projection, inputs from the ganglion cell axons of the two eyes are initially intermixed with each other within the lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN). As development proceeds, the inputs sort out to give rise to the eye-specific layers characteristic of the adult. During this sorting out process, individual axons undergo a stereotyped sequence of morphological changes that ultimately produce the characteristic pattern of arborization in… CONTINUE READING


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