Synchronous neurite branchings in single goldfish retinal ganglion cells.

Andrew Ishida, M. H. Cheng

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We have examined the time course of branch formation in neurites of retinal ganglion cells isolated from adult goldfish (Carassius auratus). These neurites elongate at approximately 13 microns/h, and usually branch by bifurcation of growth cones at their tips. The times elapsed between branchings in different neurites of single cells can be described by a Poisson distribution with a mean interval of approximately 2 h. As predicted by this distribution, a relatively large number of branchings occur simultaneously in different neurites of individual cells. Simultaneous branchings of neurites elongating at a common rate generate branch points that lay equidistant from their soma. Since similar branching patterns can be seen in dendrites of retinal ganglion and amacrine cells in situ, these results are consistent with the possibility that dendrites of individual neurons branch synchronously and grow at common rates during development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)537-549
Number of pages13
JournalVisual Neuroscience
Volume6
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1991

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Synchronous neurite branchings in single goldfish retinal ganglion cells. / Ishida, Andrew; Cheng, M. H.

In: Visual Neuroscience, Vol. 6, No. 5, 05.1991, p. 537-549.

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Ishida, Andrew ; Cheng, M. H. / Synchronous neurite branchings in single goldfish retinal ganglion cells. In: Visual Neuroscience. 1991 ; Vol. 6, No. 5. pp. 537-549.
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