Deterministic or Stochastic Choices in Retinal Neuron Specification

Zhenqing Chen, Xin Li, Claude Desplan

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There are two views on vertebrate retinogenesis: a deterministic model dependent on fixed lineages and a stochastic model in which choices of division modes and cell fates cannot be predicted. In this issue of Neuron, He et al. (2012) address this question in zebrafish using live imaging and mathematical modeling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)739-742
Number of pages4
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 6 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience


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