Cell Recognition by Axonal Growth Cones in Vitro

  • F. Bonhoeffer
  • B. Kern-Veits
Conference paper
Part of the Colloquium der Gesellschaft für Biologische Chemie 25.–27. März 1982 in Mosbach/Baden book series (MOSBACH, volume 33)

Abstract

The brain of a vertebrate contains, in one cubic millimeter, about 100,000 neurons. The neurons are connected with each other by fibers, the axons and dendrites. Each cubic millimeter contains about one kilometer of such fibers. The number of synapses, the sites where information can be exchanged between neurons, found within one cubic millimeter reaches 109. These are rather inconceivable numbers.

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Retina Topo 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Bonhoeffer
  • B. Kern-Veits
    • 1
  1. 1.Abteclung Physikalische BiologieMax-Planck-Institut für VirusforschungTübingenGermany

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