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Bipolar Cells, Amacrine Cells and Ganglion Cells in the Retina of the Californian Slender Salamander, Batrachoseps Attenuatus (Amphibia, Urodela, Plethodontidae)

  • Rüdiger Linke
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 31)

Abstract

The miniaturized californian slender salamander Batrachoseps attenuatus has excellent visual abilities despite a visual system that is largely reduced both centrally and peripherally with regard to the numbers of neurons (Linke et al., 1986; Roth et al., 1988). In contrast to the extended knowledge about physiologigcal properties of single retinal neurons, limited knowledge exists about the morphology of retinal neurons in sala-manders. A morphological characterization of the retinal neurons that contribute to the inner plexiform layer (ipl), i.e. bipolar cells (bc), amacrine cells (ac) and ganglion cells (rgc) will enhance our knowledge of the morphological variations of cell types in vertebrate retinas.

Keywords

Ganglion Cell Bipolar Cell Amacrine Cell Dendritic Arborization Retinal Neuron 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rüdiger Linke
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  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of BremenFed. Rep. Germany

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