The light microscopical structure of the mesencephalic nucleus of the fifth nerve in the selachian brain.

@article{Witkovsky1975TheLM,
  title={The light microscopical structure of the mesencephalic nucleus of the fifth nerve in the selachian brain.},
  author={Paul Witkovsky and Barry L. Roberts},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={1975},
  volume={190 1101},
  pages={
          457-71
        }
}
A description is provided of the mesencephalic nucleus of the fifth nerve (mes. V) and its axonal projections in the brains of dogfish (Scyliorhinus, Mustelus) and rays (Raja), based upon light microscopic observations. The mes. V nucleus contains 800-1100 cells distributed about the midline at the ventral surface of the optic tectum. Each cell gives rise to a stout axon which courses laterally, then posteriorly on the ipsilateral side; the collected axons divide at the caudal extreme of the… CONTINUE READING
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