Remodeling of multiterminal innervation by nerve terminal sprouting in an identifiable lobster motoneuron

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Science  26 Jun 1981:
Vol. 212, Issue 4502, pp. 1522-1524
DOI: 10.1126/science.7233240


A single motoneuron provides multiterminal innervation to the limb accessory flexor muscle in lobster. Its nerve terminals and synapses relocate to more distal sites during primary development and growth beyond sexual maturity. This remodeling of multiterminal innervation occurs by sprouting of nerve terminals and synapses from preexisting ones.