Foveal regions of bird retinas correlate with the aster of the inner nuclear layer
Article first published online: 26 JAN 2005
Copyright © 1989 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
The Anatomical Record
Volume 223, Issue 3, pages 342–346, March 1989
How to Cite
Inzunza, O., Bravo, H. and Smith, R. L. (1989), Foveal regions of bird retinas correlate with the aster of the inner nuclear layer. Anat. Rec., 223: 342–346. doi: 10.1002/ar.1092230313
- Issue published online: 26 JAN 2005
- Article first published online: 26 JAN 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 22 JUL 1988
- Manuscript Received: 2 FEB 1988
A radiate specialization, the aster, has been found in whole-mount retinas of birds and is associated to each one of the temporal and nasal fovea, with the one related to the convexiclivate nasal fovea more evident. This radial arrangement extends uniformly in all directions from the foveal pit. Transverse sections of the retina show that this structure is formed by bands of cells and bundles of fibers from the inner nuclear layer.