An in Vitro Assay for Retinotectal Specificity
The acquisition of form by developing organisms was one of the first biological problems considered by man. Despite this early start, however, biochemical analyses of morphogenetic movements have lagged far behind those of other biological specialities such as physiology and genetics. The lack of information about morphogenesis at the molecular level is directly attributable to the lack of information at the cell and tissue levels. It is only recently that we have come to understand that morphogenetic movements are the results of cellular properties and not of external forces of unknown origins that work their ways on cells like the wind on trees.
KeywordsRetinal Cell Optic Tectum Neural Retina Morphogenetic Movement Retinal Axon
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