A double-label study of efferent projections from the Edinger-Westphal nucleus in goldfish and kelp bass

  • Wathey J
  • Wullimann M
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Abstract

The Edinger-Westphal nucleus in goldfish was identified by retrograde labeling from the ciliary ganglion. In the same animals a few neurons near this nucleus (perinuclear Edinger-Westphal neurons) were labeled by a different retrograde tracer injected into the cerebellum. No double-labeled cells were found. Similar results were obtained in kelp bass, except that in this species no cerebellar-projecting perinuclear neurons were observed. Cerebellar-projecting Edinger-Westphal neurons have previously been described in some mammals, but not in other vertebrates. Therefore the homology of cerebellar-projecting cells of the Edinger-Westphal region in mammals and teleost fishes is doubtful. © 1988.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Cerebellum
  • Ciliary ganglion
  • Edinger-Westphal nucleus
  • Fluoro-Gold
  • Goldfish
  • Horseradish peroxidase
  • Kelp bass
  • Teleost

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Authors

  • John C. Wathey

  • Mario F. Wullimann

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