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Table of contents   -    Introduction   -    Mat. & Methods   -    Discussion   -    References


Thanks are given to Marilyn Anness for help with printing micrographs and Lois Edgar for drawing figure 4.


Albertson, D. G. & Thomson, J. N. 1976 The pharynx of Caenorhabditis elegans. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B     275, 299-325.

Bird, A. F. 1971 The structure of nematodes. New York: Academic Press.

Brenner, S. 1974 The genetics of C. elegans, Genetics 77, 71-94.

Ramon y Cajal, S. 1929 Etude sur la neurogenese de quelques vertebres. In Studies on vertebrate neurogenesis. Springfield, Ill : Thomas (1960).

Crofton, H. D. 1966 Nematodes. London: Hutchinson University Library.

Croll, N. A. 1970 The behaviour of nematodes. London: Edward Arnold.

De Bell, J. 1965 A long look at neuromuscular junctions in nematodes. Quart. Rev. Biol. 40, 233-251.

De Bell, J., del Castillo, J. S. & Sanchez, U. 1963 Electrophysiology of the somatic muscles of Ascaris lumbricoides, J . Cell Comp. Physiol. 62, 159-165.

Dowling, J. E. & Boycott, B. B. 1966 Organization of the primate retina; electron microscopy. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 166, 80-111.

Furshpan, E. J. & Potter, D. D. 1968 Low resistance junctions between cells in embryos and tissue culture. Current topics in developmental biology 3. New York : Academic Press.

Harrison, R. G. 1910 The outgrowth of nerve fibres. J . exp. Zool. 9, 787-794.

Hibbard, E. 1965 Orientation and directed growth of Mauthner's cell axons from duplicated vestibular roots. Exp. Neurol. 13, 289-301.

Hodgkgin, J. 1974 Ph.D. Thesis, University of Cambridge.

Levinthal, C. & Ware, R. W. 1972 Three dimensional reconstructions from serial sections. Nature, Lond. 236, 207-210.

Lo Presti, V., Mecagno, E. R. & Levinthal, C. 1973 Structure and development of neural connections in isogenic organisms (1) Cellular interactions in the development of the optic lamina of Daphina. Proc. nntn. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 70, 56-71.

Mark, R. F., Marotte, C. R. & Mart, P. E. 1972 The mechanism of selective reinnervation of fish eye muscles. IV. Identification of repressed synapses. Brain Res. 46, 149-157.

Mecagno, E. R., Lo Presti, V. & Levinthal, C. 1973 Structure and development of neural connections in isogenic organism (11). Proc. natn. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 70, 433-437.

Revel, J. P. & Karnovsky, M. J. 1967 Hexagonal array of subunits in intercellular junctions of the mouse heart and liver. J . Cell. Biol. 33, C7-Cl2.

Rosenbluth, J. 1965 Ultrastructural organisation of obliquely striated muscle fibres in Ascaris lumbricoides. J . Cell Biol. 25, 495-515.

Schneider 1860 uber die Muskeln und Nerven der Nematoden. Arch. Anat. Physiol. LPZ. 1860, 224-242.

Stirling, V. R. 1970 Central adaptation in the salomander spinal cord. J . Physiol. 210, 184P-185P.

Sulston, J. E. 1976 Post embryonic development in the ventral cord of Caenorhabditis elegans. Phil. Trans R. Soc. Lond. B 275, 287-297.

Trujillo-Cenoz, 0. & Melamed, J. 1973 The development of the retina lamina complex in muscoid flies. J . Ultrastruct. Res. 42, 554-581.

Uchinzono, K. 1967 Characteristics of excitatory or inhibitory synapses in the central nervous system of the cat. Nature, Lond. 207, 642-643.

Van der Loos, H. 1965 The 'improperly' oriented pyramidal cells in the cerebral cortex and its possible bearings on problems of growth and orientation. Bull. Johns Hopkins Hosp. 117, 228-250.

Ward, S., Thomson, J. N., White, J. G. & Brenner, S. 1975 Electron microscopical reconstruction of the anterior sensory anatomy of the nematode C. elegans. J . comp. Neur. 160, 313-338.

Ware, R. W., Clark, C., Crossland, K. & Russel, R. C. 1975 The nerve ring of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans J. comp. Neur. 162, 71-110.

Weiss, P. 1934 In vitro experiments on the factors determining the course of the outgrowing nerve fibre. J . exp. 2001. 68, 393-448.

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