Retinal ganglion cell topography and spatial resolving power in penguins.

  title={Retinal ganglion cell topography and spatial resolving power in penguins.},
  author={Jo{\~a}o Paulo Coimbra and Paul M. Nolan and Shaun P. Collin and Nathan Scott Hart},
  journal={Brain, behavior and evolution},
  volume={80 4},
Penguins are a group of flightless seabirds that exhibit numerous morphological, behavioral and ecological adaptations to their amphibious lifestyle, but little is known about the topographic organization of neurons in their retinas. In this study, we used retinal wholemounts and stereological methods to estimate the total number and topographic distribution of retinal ganglion cells in addition to an anatomical estimate of spatial resolving power in two species of penguins: the little penguin… CONTINUE READING


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