Transplanted neural tissue develops connections with host rat brain

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Science  13 Aug 1976:
Vol. 193, Issue 4253, pp. 582-584
DOI: 10.1126/science.959815


Superior collicular fragments transplanted from fetal to newborn rat brains develop complex internal organization and receive visual afferents from the host providing they lie sufficiently close to the host visual pathways. This system allows investigation in vivo of special affinities between cells of the mammalian central nervous system.