Wiring visual systems: common and divergent mechanisms and principles

Kolodkin AL, Hiesinger PR – 2017

The study of visual systems has a rich history, leading to the discovery and understanding of basic principles underlying the elaboration of neuronal connectivity. Recent work in model organisms such as fly, fish and mouse has yielded a wealth of new insights into visual system wiring. Here, we consider how axonal and dendritic patterning in columns and laminae influence synaptic partner selection in these model organisms. We highlight similarities and differences among disparate visual systems with the goal of identifying common and divergent principles for visual system wiring.

Title
Wiring visual systems: common and divergent mechanisms and principles
Author
Kolodkin AL, Hiesinger PR
Publisher
Current Biology
Date
2017-02
Identifier
doi: 10.1016/j.conb.2016.12.006
Appeared in
Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 42: 128-135
Language
eng
Type
Text
Rights
Copyright © 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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