The Selective Silver-Impregnation of Degenerating Axons and their Synaptic Endings in Nonmammalian Species

  • Sven O. E. Ebbesson


The recently developed methods for the selective silver impregnation of degenerating axons (Nauta and Ryan, 1952; Nauta and Gygax, 1954; Nauta, 1957) and axon terminals (Fink and Heimer, 1967), by adding precision to the determination of long axon trajectories, have contributed to the revival of comparative neurology as perhaps no other technique has. Although these methods have been used for only a short time, their application has already provided significant new information with respect to the organization of a variety of vertebrate nervous systems.


Silver Nitrate Optic Tectum Uranyl Nitrate Potassium Permanganate Silver Impregnation 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1970

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