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Regeneration in Crustacean Motoneurons: Evidence for Axonal Fusion

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Science  14 Apr 1967:
Vol. 156, Issue 3772, pp. 251-252
DOI: 10.1126/science.156.3772.251

Abstract

Crayfish motor axons remain excitable for over 100 days after severance from their central cell bodies, and continue to store and release normal amounts of transmitter substance. Evidence indicates that regeneration occurs by fusion of the central process with its surviving peripheral segment.