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What Determines Motor Neuron Number? Slow Scaling of Facial Motor Neuron Numbers With Body Mass in Marsupials and Primates

Watson, Charles; Provis, Jan; Herculano-Houzel, Suzana

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How does the number of motor neurons in the brain correlate with the muscle mass to be controlled in the body? Numbers of motor neurons are known to be adjusted during development by cell death, but the change in the percentage of surviving motor neurons

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/68235
Source: The Anatomical Record
DOI: 10.1002/ar.22547

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