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CRUST-L: Optic lobe neuro-architecture

Magnus mlj2 at LEICESTER.AC.UK
Thu May 29 09:51:21 EST 1997


MODERATOR'S NOTE: CROSS-POSTED FROM CRUST-L

Dear All,

I'm trying to put together a proposal to study the lamina & medulla of deepsea
Decapoda/Arthropoda - the assumption being that species from the aphotic zone
with simple eyes (e.g. Hymenadora, Rimicaris, Pontophilus) which live in a
pretty simple visual environment will have simplified networks which may
provide a benchmark for the study of species with more a complex structure.

At the moment I'm thinking of using golgi staining and more modern techniques
to identify individual components and perhaps cytochrome C (or some other
metabolic stain) after stimulation to identify layers which process different
stimuli.  I'd hope to get enough information from the histology to attempt to
create model using a neural network.

Any thoughts/suggestions?

Best wishes,  Magnus

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Magnus L. Johnson, Arthropod Neurobiology Unit, Zoology Dept,
University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 7RH,  U.K.
see : 'http:/indigo.stile.le.ac.uk/~gat/eghome_directory/egres/html'

email : mlj2 at le.ac.UK
Tel   : 0116 252 3353/2

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