Target cues are not required for the guidance of sympathetic preganglionic axons.

The patterns of preganglionic projections in the avian sympathetic system are highly specific. Preganglionic axons arising from the T1 spinal segment, for example, project predominantly in the rostral direction, whereas T4 preganglionic axons project predominantly in the caudal direction. Moreover, each ganglion receives projections from a distinct set of… CONTINUE READING