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Specifying axon identity with Syd-1

A molecule that may be important for sorting presynaptic components into the developing axon is now revealed by a study using the genetic tools available in C. elegans.

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Figure 1: Each VD neuron extends a single process that is spatially segregated into dendritic and axonal branches in wild-type worms.


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Whited, J., Garrity, P. Specifying axon identity with Syd-1. Nat Neurosci 5, 1107–1108 (2002).

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