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Synaptic rearrangement during postembryonic development in the cricket

Synaptic rearrangement during postembryonic development in the cricket
Synaptic rearrangement during postembryonic development in the cricket
Synaptic rearrangement during development is a characteristic of the vertebrate nervous system and was thought to distinguish vertebrates from the invertebrates. However, examination of the wind-sensitive cercal sensory system of the cricket demonstrates that some identified synaptic connections systematically decrease in strength as an animal matures, while others increase in strength over the same period. Moreover, a single sensory neuron could increase the strength of its synaptic connection with one interneuron while decreasing the strength of its connection with another interneuron. Thus, rather than being a hallmark of the vertebrate nervous system, synaptic rearrangement is probably characteristic of the development of many if not all nervous systems.
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Chiba, A.
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Shepherd, D.
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Murphey, R.K.
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Chiba, A.
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Shepherd, D.
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Murphey, R.K.
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Chiba, A., Shepherd, D. and Murphey, R.K. (1988) Synaptic rearrangement during postembryonic development in the cricket. Science, 240 (4854), 901-905. (doi:10.1126/science.3363372).

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Synaptic rearrangement during development is a characteristic of the vertebrate nervous system and was thought to distinguish vertebrates from the invertebrates. However, examination of the wind-sensitive cercal sensory system of the cricket demonstrates that some identified synaptic connections systematically decrease in strength as an animal matures, while others increase in strength over the same period. Moreover, a single sensory neuron could increase the strength of its synaptic connection with one interneuron while decreasing the strength of its connection with another interneuron. Thus, rather than being a hallmark of the vertebrate nervous system, synaptic rearrangement is probably characteristic of the development of many if not all nervous systems.

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Published date: 13 May 1988

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Local EPrints ID: 56691
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/56691
ISSN: 0036-8075
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Date deposited: 22 Aug 2008
Last modified: 13 Mar 2019 20:34

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