Continuous conversion of neuron phenotype in hydra

Trends Genet. 1992 Aug;8(8):279-84. doi: 10.1016/0168-9525(92)90254-2.


All neurons in adult hydra are constantly changing their location. This poses interesting problems for the maintenance of the organization of the hydra nervous system. The solutions provide a different perspective on the development of nervous systems.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Movement
  • Hydra / cytology*
  • Neurons / cytology
  • Neurons / metabolism*
  • Phenotype