Regeneration of the Central Nervous System of the Ascidian Ciona Intestinalis

  • Tomas Bollner
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 172)


Regeneration of the neural complex of the protochordate Ciona intestinalis is morphologically described. The time needed to regenerate the central ganglion was found to be approximately 10–14 days at 18°C. Differentiated cells were characterized by staining for argyrophilia.


Pancreatic Polypeptide Nerve Trunk Nerve Stump Argyrophilic Cell Central Ganglion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomas Bollner
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of StockholmStockholmSweden

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