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Whisker maps in marsupials: nerve lesions and critical periods

Waite, P M E; Gorrie, Catherine A; Herath, Nimali P; Marotte, Lauren

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In the wallaby, whisker-related patterns develop over a protracted period of postnatal maturation in the pouch. Afferents arrive simultaneously in the thalamus and cortex from postnatal day (P) 15. Whisker-related patterns are first seen in the thalamus at P50 and are well formed by P73, before cortical patterns first appear (P75) or are well developed (P85). This study used the slow developmental sequence and accessibility of the pouch young to investigate the effect of nerve lesions before...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/35112
Source: The Anatomical Record
DOI: 10.1002/ar.a.20283

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