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Molecular mechanisms of axon guidance and target recognition

Corey S. Goodman and Marc Tessier-Lavigne

in Molecular and Cellular Approaches to Neural Development

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195111668
eISBN:
9780199865833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111668.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems, Development

This chapter discusses the molecular mechanisms that direct the initial migration of axons and establish the initial stereotyped patterns of projections and connections. It begins with a review of ... More


Molecular and Cellular Approaches to Neural Development

W. Maxwell Cowan, Thomas M. Jessell, and S. Lawrence Zipursky (eds)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195111668
eISBN:
9780199865833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111668.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems, Development

Although the major features of neural development have been known for nearly a century, it is only relatively recently that the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms have begun to be ... More


Multiple forms of non-associative plasticity in Aplysia: a behavioural, cellular and pharmacological analysis

KENT FITZGERALD, WILLIAM G. WRIGHT, EMILIE A. MARCUS, and THOMAS J. CAREW

in Behavioural and Neural Aspects of Learning and Memory

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198521983
eISBN:
9780191688492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521983.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

A complete understanding of the cellular mechanisms underlying the formation of associations between stimuli, as occurs during classical conditioning, requires an understanding of the non-associative ... More


Evolution of neocortical parcellation: the perspective from experimental neuroembryology

Pasko Rakic

in Origins of the Human Brain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523901
eISBN:
9780191689048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523901.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

In this chapter an outline of the possible cellular mechanisms that may underlie the evolution of distinct cytoarchitectonic areas in primates is illustrated. This is based on the series of studies ... More


Schizophrenia: clinical features and brain mechanisms

Heather Ashton

in Brain Function and Psychotropic Drugs

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192622426
eISBN:
9780191724749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192622426.003.0013
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Schizophrenia is to many the most fascinating and elusive of medical disorders. The strangeness of its psychiatric manifestations, particularly the thought distortion and the flatness or ... More


Epilogue

Joseph D. Robinson

in Mechanisms of Synaptic Transmission: Bridging the Gaps (1890-1990)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195137613
eISBN:
9780199848164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137613.003.0014
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

When formulated late in the 19th century, the Neuron Theory depicted discrete nerve cells interacting at their points of contact. Nerve impulses, then often identified with electrical signals ... More


Self-Organization, Self-Assembly, and the Inherent Activity of Matter

Evelyn F. Keller

in Transformations of Lamarckism: From Subtle Fluids to Molecular Biology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015141
eISBN:
9780262295642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015141.003.0033
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the extension of the concept of function and the repercussions of this extension to the concept of natural selection. It also proposes that the existence of cellular mechanisms ... More


Rapid evolution via chimeric genes

Rebekah L. Rogers and Daniel L. Hartl

in Rapidly Evolving Genes and Genetic Systems

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199642274
eISBN:
9780191774751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642274.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Chimeric genes form through the combination of portions of existing coding sequences to create a new open reading frame. These new genes can create novel protein structures that are likely to serve ... More


The taste of predation and the defences of prey

Linda Weiss, Christian Laforsch, and Ralph Tollrian

in Chemical Ecology in Aquatic Systems

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199583096
eISBN:
9780191810091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199583096.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter provides examples of different modes of predator detection and describes a variety of defence mechanisms in marine and freshwater species that are induced by chemical cues. It highlights ... More


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