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MORPHOLOGICAL AND FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS OF MATURE AND IMMATURE RETINA IN LOWER VERTEBRATES AND MAMMALS

Objective



The retina of mammals is of considerable interest because it provides a compact model for the structural and functional properties of the central nervous system (CNS). The objective of the present proposal is to analyse structure and cellular basis of the retinal functions in mammals. General organization and elementary events of excitation and interaction between retinal neurons will be explored in both mature preparations and during the various stages of the development, while the neural circuits are being assembled.
Detailed information on these processes should provide deeper insight on the overall design of the CNS.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Address
Trinity Lane, The Old Schools,
CB2 1TN Cambridge
United Kingdom

Participants (2)

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Kraepelinstrasse 2-10
80804 Muenchen
Università degli Studi di Pisa
Italy
Address
Via Bonanno Pisano 6
56100 Pisa