(A) Sample spatial distribution of ten UVR events and a single MVR (arrows) event within a hippocampal bouton evoked by 120 APs at 1 Hz. Release sites were defined using a hierarchical clustering algorithm with a cluster diameter of 50 nm (Maschi and Klyachko, 2017) and are shown by crossed circles. Images (before and after 1 AP stimulation) show a sample MVR event highlighted by arrows. (B) Examples of MVR events in different boutons. (C) Proportion of MVR events as a function of intra-event separation distances. (D, E) Cumulative distributions of AZ area (D) and number of clusters/release sites (E) for all recorded boutons (black) and boutons exhibiting MVR events (red). (F) Spatial overlap of MVR and UVR events. Percentages of MVR events in which none, one or both events in the pair occurred at release sites that also harbored at least one UVR event. (G) Probability of reuse by UVR events of more proximal vs. more distal release sites engaged in MVR event pairs. (H) Analysis of release probability (Pr-site) of more distal (left bars) and more proximal (right bars) release sites engaged in MVR event pairs compared to other release sites equidistant to the AZ center within ±25 nm but not engaged in the MVR event during the observation period (shown schematically on the left). (I) Proportion of release sites that are reused at least once during the observation period as a function of the distance to the AZ center. Numbers shown represent average release site re-use in a given bin. N = 3781 (UVR) and 245 (MVR) events, from 90 dishes from 11 independent cultures; *p<0.05, **p<0.01, ***p<0.001. Two-sample KS-test (D, E); Chi-square test (G); Paired t-test (H).