The Regulation of Neuronal Morphology and Innervation in Developing and Adult Animals: Anatomical, Physiological and In Vivo Observations

  • Anthony-Samuel LaMantia
  • Dale Purves
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 192)


This chapter summarizes two related but distinct lines of investigation carried out by Dale Purves and his colleagues over the past several years: the first deals with the ways in which a neuron’s morphology and innervation are regulated by the neuron’s target, and the second deals with the development of methods by which neuronal morphology and connectivity can be monitored in living animals.


Ganglion Cell Olfactory Bulb Primary Dendrite Trophic Interaction Superior Cervical Ganglion 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anthony-Samuel LaMantia
    • 1
  • Dale Purves
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Anatomy and NeurobiologyWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA

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