On the maxillary nerve
Article first published online: 9 DEC 2013
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Journal of Morphology
Volume 275, Issue 1, January 2014
How to Cite
Higashiyama, H. and Kuratani, S. (2014), On the maxillary nerve. J. Morphol., 275: NA. doi: 10.1002/jmor.20241
- Issue published online: 9 DEC 2013
- Article first published online: 9 DEC 2013
- JSPS Research Fellowship. Grant Number: 23.0778
- Cited By
- cranial nerves;
- pharyngeal arches;
- trigeminal nerve
Cover illustration. Morphology of the trigeminal nerve is closely related to the embryonic composition of the jaw or oral apparatus of vertebrates. In this issue of the Journal of Morphology, Higashiyama and Kuratani (pp. 17–38) investigate the development of the maxillary nerve, a component of the trigeminal nerve, generally regarded as a branch specifically assigned to the upper jaw of gnathostomes. The authors tried to reconstruct this branch's evolution by comparative embryological observation. The cover image shows the embryos of the Mus musculus (left) and Scyliorhinus torazame (right) immunostained to visualize peripheral nerves. Trigeminal nerves are highlighted by hand drawing.