Does axonal branching contribute to the overproduction of optic nerve fibers during early development of the cat's visual system?

B. Lia, Robert Williams, L. M. Chalupa

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Abstract

The number of axons within the optic nerve of the fetal cat was found to be no greater near the chiasm than near the eye. This suggests that the overabundance of axons present in the developing nerve results from a corresponding excess of retinal ganglion cells, and that the elimination of optic fibers that occurs during normal development is principally due to the loss of ganglion cells and not to the elimination of axonal branches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)296-301
Number of pages6
JournalBrain Research
Volume390
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Optic Nerve
Nerve Fibers
Axons
Cats
Retinal Ganglion Cells
Ganglia

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Developmental Biology

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Does axonal branching contribute to the overproduction of optic nerve fibers during early development of the cat's visual system? / Lia, B.; Williams, Robert; Chalupa, L. M.

In: Brain Research, Vol. 390, No. 2, 01.01.1986, p. 296-301.

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