Photoreceptor axons play hide and seek

Javier Morante, Claude Desplan

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The outer photoreceptors of Drosophila project to their targets in an extremely intricate pattern. Prakash et al. in this issue show that homophilic adhesion via N-cadherins is an essential part of the axon guidance mechanism in this system. The new results suggest that axons respond to the level of N-cadherins, and not to any combinatorial cadherin code, as had been postulated previously.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)401-402
Number of pages2
JournalNature Neuroscience
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience


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