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    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Morphologic diversity of cutaneous sensory afferents revealed by genetically directed sparse labeling

    Hao Wu et al.
    The first survey of the complete morphologies of nerve endings in the skin of mice has revealed enormous structural diversity.
    1. Neuroscience

    A dedicated visual pathway for prey detection in larval zebrafish

    Julia L Semmelhack et al.
    A subset of retinal ganglion cells respond specifically to small moving objects and project to a visual area that plays a key role in prey capture behavior.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    A novel acidification mechanism for greatly enhanced oxygen supply to the fish retina

    Christian Damsgaard et al.
    A novel mode of oxygen delivery facilitated the adaptive evolution of vision in teleost fishes.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Phenotypic plasticity as a mechanism of cave colonization and adaptation

    Helena Bilandžija et al.
    Astyanax mexicanus surface-dwelling fish exposed to complete darkness develop many traits resembling cavefish adaptations by phenotypic plasticity in a single generation.
    1. Neuroscience

    S-cone photoreceptors in the primate retina are functionally distinct from L and M cones

    Jacob Baudin et al.
    Heterogeneity in perceptual sensitivity of human cone-mediated vision across wavelength originates in the cone photoreceptors, where S cones exhibit distinct functional properties in comparison to L and M cones.
    1. Neuroscience

    Drosophila Fezf coordinates laminar-specific connectivity through cell-intrinsic and cell-extrinsic mechanisms

    Jing Peng et al.
    Transcriptional modules underlie the step-wise construction of neural circuits in the Drosophila visual system.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    The formation of the light-sensing compartment of cone photoreceptors coincides with a transcriptional switch

    Janine M Daum et al.
    Correlating changes in structure and gene expression in cone photoreceptors of mice daily, between birth and eye opening, created a resource that supports research in photoreceptor function, development, transplantation and repair.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Neuroscience

    Molecular basis of sidekick-mediated cell-cell adhesion and specificity

    Kerry M Goodman et al.
    Crystal structures of synaptic recognition molecules Sidekick-1 and -2 reveal a single homodimer interaction mode responsible for both cell-cell recognition and cis-clustering, suggesting that competition between cis and trans interactions may be critical to specificity.
    1. Neuroscience

    Replacing the PDZ-interacting C-termini of DSCAM and DSCAML1 with epitope tags causes different phenotypic severity in different cell populations

    Andrew M Garrett et al.
    Mammalian Dscams require different intracellular interactions in different cell types during neural circuit formation to promote self-avoidance.
    1. Neuroscience

    Massive normalization of olfactory bulb output in mice with a 'monoclonal nose'

    Benjamin Roland et al.
    Inhibitory circuits in the olfactory bulb can amplify or suppress sensory inputs over a wide range of intensities to generate robust mitral cell output.