Wiring visual systems: common and divergent mechanisms and principles

Alex L. Kolodkin, P. Robin Hiesinger

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The study of visual systems has a rich history, leading to the discovery and understanding of basic principles underlying the elaboration of neuronal connectivity. Recent work in model organisms such as fly, fish and mouse has yielded a wealth of new insights into visual system wiring. Here, we consider how axonal and dendritic patterning in columns and laminae influence synaptic partner selection in these model organisms. We highlight similarities and differences among disparate visual systems with the goal of identifying common and divergent principles for visual system wiring.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)128-135
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Opinion in Neurobiology
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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