Reports

Studying Neural Organization in Aplysia with the Scanning Electron Microscope

Science  12 Sep 1969:
Vol. 165, Issue 3898, pp. 1140-1143
DOI: 10.1126/science.165.3898.1140

Abstract

Preliminary attempts have been made to employ the scanning electron microscope in the mapping of a simple nervous system, the abdominal ganglion of Aplysia californica. Early results are encouraging: neuronal fibers have been identified and traced over relatively long distances from their cell bodies to structures tentatively identified as synapses and to structures tentatively identified as electrotonic connections.

Related Content