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Vol. 29, No. 1-2, 1986
Issue release date: 1986
Section title: Paper
Brain Behav Evol 1986;29:105–114
(DOI:10.1159/000118674)

Golgi Study of the Isocortex in an Insectivore: the Common European Mole (Talpa europaea)

Ferrer I.
Unidad de Neuropatología, Departamento de Anatomía Patológica, Hospital Principes de España, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain

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Published online: 2/20/2008

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Abstract

In the common European mole (Talpa europaea) the isocortex is a six-layered structure representing about 50% of the total cerebral cortex. The internal granular layer is narrow in the occipital region, however, probably reflecting a poorly developed visual system in an animal adapted to life in a subterranean environment. Golgi impregnation of projection cells and most local-circuit neurons of layers III-VI suggests a relatively well-developed isocortex in this insectivore. The presence of extraverted neurons in the so-called accentuated layer II and the amount of local-circuit neurons with very long beaded dendrites, however, probably represents primitive characteristics of the isocortex in mammals.


Article / Publication Details

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Abstract of Paper

Published online: 2/20/2008

Number of Print Pages: 10
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0006-8977 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9743 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/BBE


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