DNA Content Revealed by Cytophotometry in Neurons: Variability Related to Neuroplasticity

  • Stefano Geuna
  • Alessandro Poncino
  • Maria G. Giacobini Robecchi
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 296)


Cytophotometry after Feulgen staining provided a new tool for the determination of nuclear DNA content. Controversial data on the DNA content of neurons in different species of animals, as well as in different regions of the central and peripheral nervous system, have been reported.


Purkinje Cell Purkinje Neuron Cerebellar Purkinje Cell Giant Neuron Feulgen Staining 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefano Geuna
    • 1
  • Alessandro Poncino
    • 1
  • Maria G. Giacobini Robecchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Anatomia e Fisiologia Umana, Sezione di Neuroanatomia e NeuroembriologiaUniversità di TorinoTorinoItaly

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