Primate-like retinotectal decussation in an echolocating megabat, Rousettus aegyptiacus

  title={Primate-like retinotectal decussation in an echolocating megabat, Rousettus aegyptiacus},
  author={J. Pettigrew and B. C. Maseko and P. Manger},
  • J. Pettigrew, B. C. Maseko, P. Manger
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • The current study was designed to reveal the retinotectal pathway in the brain of the echolocating megabat Rousettus aegyptiacus. The retinotectal pathway of other species of megabats shows the primate-like pattern of decussation in the retina; however, it has been reported that the echolocating Rousettus did not share this feature. To test this prior result we injected fluorescent dextran tract tracers into the right (fluororuby) and left (fluoroemerald) superior colliculi of three adult… CONTINUE READING
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