Lineage Versus Environment as a Determinant of Neuronal Phenotype

  • Janet E. Braisted
  • Pamela A. Raymond
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 192)


How do neurons and glial cells acquire their distinct identities? What determines cell fate during neural development? What constraints are placed on the developing nervous system by genetic and environmental factors, and how do these two influences interact? The answers to these questions are essential to understanding how the highly ordered nervous system, characterized by extreme cellular diversity, develops from a seemingly homogeneous population of neuroectodermal cells.


Photoreceptor Cell Apical Surface Outer Nuclear Layer Neural Retina Inner Nuclear Layer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Janet E. Braisted
    • 1
  • Pamela A. Raymond
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Anatomy and Cell BiologyUniversity of Michigan Medical SchoolAnn ArborUSA

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