Sensory neuron subtypes have unique substratum preference and receptor expression before target innervation.

@article{Guan2003SensoryNS,
  title={Sensory neuron subtypes have unique substratum preference and receptor expression before target innervation.},
  author={Wei Jie Guan and Manojkumar A Puthenveedu and Maureen L. Condic},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2003},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={1781-91}
}
The factors controlling the specification and subsequent differentiation of sensory neurons are poorly understood. Data from embryological manipulations suggest that either sensory neuron fates are specified by the targets they encounter or sensory neurons are considerably more "plastic" with respect to specification than are neurons of the CNS. The prevailing view that sensory neurons are specified late in development is not consistent, however, with the directed outgrowth of sensory neurons… CONTINUE READING