Development of the Vertebrate Retina

The vertebrate retina has a form that is closely and clearly linked to its func­ tion. Though its fundamental cellular architecture is conserved across verte­ brates, the retinas of individual species show variations that are also of clear and direct functional utility. Its accessibility, readily id...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Finlay, Barbara L. (Editor), Sengelaub, Dale R. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: New York, NY Springer US 1989, 1989
Edition:1st ed. 1989
Series:Perspectives in Vision Research
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • I. Cellular Aspects of Retinal Development
  • 1. Neurogenesis and Maturation of Cell Morphology in the Development of the Mammalian Retina
  • 2. Retinal Rod Neurogenesis
  • 3. The Regulation of Neuronal Production during Retinal Neurogenesis
  • 4. Development of the Visual System in Hypopigmented Mutants
  • 5. Topographic Organization of the Visual Pathways
  • 6. Routing of Axons at the Optic Chiasm: Ipsilateral Projections and Their Development
  • 7. Dendritic Interactions between Cell Populations in the Developing Retina
  • 8. Extrinsic Determinants of Retinal Ganglion Cell Development in Cats and Monkeys
  • II. Phylogenetic, Evolutionary, and Functional Aspects of Retinal Development
  • 9. Development of Cell Density Gradients in the Retinal Ganglion Cell Layer of Amphibians and Marsupials: Two Solutions to One Problem
  • 10. Developmental Heterochrony and the Evolution of Species Differences in Retinal Specializations
  • 11. Fish Vision
  • 12. Development of Accommodation and Refractive State in the Eyes of Humans and Chickens