Goldfish retina: a correlate between cone activity and morphology of the horizontal cell in clone pedicules

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Science  29 Jun 1979:
Vol. 204, Issue 4400, pp. 1436-1438
DOI: 10.1126/science.451577


In the cone pedicules, the digitations of horizontal cell process lateral to the synaptic ribbon disappear after dark adaptation. This disappearance is correlated with the loss of color opponency and cone function shown in ganglion cell recordings in isolated retinas. Cone function and color-opponent responses are restored by reapplying background light.