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Segmental patterns of neuronal development in the chick hindbrain


Identification of specific neuronal populations and their projections in the developing hindbrain reveals a segmental organization in which pairs of metameric epithelial units cooperate to generate the repeating sequence of cranial branchiomotor nerves. Neurogenesis also follows a two-segment repeat, suggesting parallels with insect pattern formation.

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Lumsden, A., Keynes, R. Segmental patterns of neuronal development in the chick hindbrain. Nature 337, 424–428 (1989).

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