ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-020227-5
Wiring the zebrafish: axon guidance and synaptogenesis
Hutson, L.D. and Chien, C.-B.
Date: 2002
Source: Current opinion in neurobiology   12(1): 87-92 (Journal)
Registered Authors: Chien, Chi-Bin, Hutson, Lara
Keywords: none
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Axons/physiology*
  • Nervous System/cytology*
  • Nervous System/embryology*
  • Neural Pathways/physiology
  • Synapses/physiology*
  • Zebrafish/embryology*
PubMed: 11861169 Full text @ Curr. Opin. Neurobiol.
ABSTRACT
Many zebrafish mutants have specific defects in axon guidance or synaptogenesis, particularly in the retinotectal and motor systems. Several mutants have now been characterized in detail and/or cloned. A combination of genetic studies, in vivo imaging and new techniques for misexpressing genes or blocking their function promises to reveal the molecules and principles that govern wiring of the vertebrate nervous system.
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