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Molecular and Cellular Approaches to Neural Development$
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W. Maxwell Cowan, Thomas M. Jessell, and S. Lawrence Zipursky

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780195111668

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111668.001.0001

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Lineage analysis in the vertebrate central nervous system

Lineage analysis in the vertebrate central nervous system

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(p.391) 11 Lineage analysis in the vertebrate central nervous system
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Molecular and Cellular Approaches to Neural Development
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Constance L. Cepko

Jeffrey A. Golden

Francis G. Szele

John C. Lin

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111668.003.0011

This chapter focuses on lineage analysis in the vertebrate nervous system. It begins with the definition of lineal analysis followed by a discussion of methods of lineage analysis. It then presents examples of lineage analysis conducted in the vertebrate central nervous system (CNS). Lineage analysis of the retina has shown that retinal progenitors are multipotent, most likely through the final cell division; the pattern of cell divisions can be symmetric or asymmetric with respect to the mitotic behavior of daughter cells; and postmitotic retinal cells migrate radially with relatively little tangential migration.

Keywords:   lineage analysis, clones, retinal analysis, multipotent, symmetric, asymmetric

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