Embryonic development of identified neurons: temporal pattern of morphological and biochemical differentiation

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Science  15 Jun 1979:
Vol. 204, Issue 4398, pp. 1219-1222
DOI: 10.1126/science.36661


Individually identified neurons can be recognized in grasshopper embryos, and are accessible to examination by morphological, physiological, and biochemical techniques from their birth to their maturation. Only after the axon of an identified neuron reaches its postsynaptic target does the neurotransmitter accumulate, the soma rapidly enlarge, and the central arborizations greatly expand.

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