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By P. Vijay Sarthy (auth.), S. Robert Hilfer, Joel B. Sheffield (eds.)

The eye has involved scientists from the earliest days of organic in­ vestigation. the range of its components and the precision in their interplay make it a favourite version approach for various developmental reports. the attention is a very worthy experimental procedure not just simply because its tissues supply examples of primary strategies, but additionally since it is a in demand and simply obtainable constitution at very early embryonic a while. in an effort to offer an open discussion board for investigators engaged on all elements of ocular improvement, a sequence of symposia on ocular and visible devel­ opment used to be initiated in 1973. a massive target of the symposia has been to foster verbal exchange among the elemental learn employee and the medical group. it really is our feeling that a lot will be realized on each side from this interplay. the belief for an off-the-cuff assembly permitting greatest ex­ switch of principles originated with Dr. Leon Candeub, who provided the nec­ essary driver that made the sequence a truth. each one symposium has focused on a special element of ocular improvement. audio system were chosen to method comparable themes from diverse perspectives.

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First of all, full inhibitory effect of the lectin required the presence of the lectin only during the initial 24hrs of the 7-10 day culturing period (Linser, 1987). Therefore, it is evident that formation of developmentally important neuronal-glial associations in vitro involves early events and reflects a transient capacity of the cells. Other investigations support the transient capacity of embryonic retina cells to reassociate in a tissue-typic manner. For example, glial-derived retina cells can be readily prepared to high purity by culturing dissociated retina in monolayer in the presence of neurotoxic chemicals (Moscona et aI, antibodies (Linser and Moscona, 1983).

In our electron microscopic autoradiographic study we examined over 200 individual thymidine-labeled cells in retinas from 1- to 2-month-old fish, and we saw not a single labeled MUller cell (Raymond and Rivlin, 1987). However, we do not know when MUller 24 cells are born in the fish retina. One intriguing possibility is that the P1 precursors in a given cluster and the MUller cells with which they are so intimately associated are clonally related, that is, they arose as the division products of a single grandmother cell.

Ophthalmol. 12:295-307. Wilson, C. , E. Stefansson, T. Schoen and T. Kuwabara. 1987. Mitosis in the adult rat retina after temporary interruption of retinal blood flow. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. , Suppl. 28:107. Plasticity of Retinal Glioblast Cells: Neuronal Contact Regulates Phenotypic Maturation of Embryonic Muller Cells Paul J. Linser The archetypical radial glial cell, the retinal MUller cell has been considered to be a "primitive" form of glia (Cajal, 1892). Nevertheless the MUller cell is a highly specialized cell type whose form and function have vertebra te evolution.

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