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Tbx2b is required for ultraviolet photoreceptor cell specification during zebrafish retinal development
 

Summary: Tbx2b is required for ultraviolet photoreceptor cell
specification during zebrafish retinal development
Karen Alvarez-Delfina
, Ann C. Morrisa
, Corey D. Snelsonb
, Joshua T. Gamseb
, Tripti Guptac
, Florence L. Marlowc
,
Mary C. Mullinsc
, Harold A. Burgessc
, Michael Granatoc
, and James M. Fadoola,1
aDepartment of Biological Science and Program in Neuroscience, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-4295; bDepartment of Biological Sciences,
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235-1634; and cDepartment of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine,
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6058
Edited by Constance L. Cepko, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, and approved December 11, 2008 (received for review September 21, 2008)
The vertebrate rod and cone photoreceptors are highly specialized
sensory neurons that transduce light into the chemical and elec-
trical signals of the nervous system. Although the physiological

  

Source: Alwes, Frederike - Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine