Development of the Visual System in Hypopigmented Mutants

  • Maree J. Webster
  • Ursula C. Drager
  • Jerry Silver
Part of the Perspectives in Vision Research book series (PIVR)


The ganglion cells of most vertebrate retinas are distributed nonuniformly across the retina. Three major retinal specializations occur within the ganglion cell layer: the visual streak, the area or fovea centralis, and the nasotemporal division. Understanding the mechanisms that influence the development of these specializations has become a central theme in visual and developmental neuroscience (see also Chapters 6, 9, and 10 in this volume).


Ganglion Cell Retinal Pigment Epithelium Retinal Ganglion Cell Neural Retina Outer Plexiform Layer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maree J. Webster
    • 1
  • Ursula C. Drager
    • 2
  • Jerry Silver
    • 1
  1. 1.Neuroscience Program, Department of Developmental Genetics, School of MedicineCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurobiologyHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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