Horizontal cells in cat retina with independent dendritic systems

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Science  11 Jul 1975:
Vol. 189, Issue 4197, pp. 137-139
DOI: 10.1126/science.1138370


Cat horizontal cells are retinal neurons with two functionally distinct parts: the cell body receives signals predominantly from cones, while the terminal arborization receives predominantly from rods. The long thin process connecting these parts neither generates impulses nor allows significant passive electrotonic conduction between them.