Rod and cone pathways in the inner plexiform layer of cat retina

Science. 1974 Oct 4;186(4158):47-9. doi: 10.1126/science.186.4158.47.


In cat retina, rod bipolar terminials do not synapse on ganglion cells but on two types of amacrine cell (types I and II). Cone bipolars synapse directly on ganglion cells and on type I amacrines. The type II amacrine appears to play a special internuncial role between bipolars and ganglion cells in the rod system.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cats
  • Cytoplasm / ultrastructure
  • Dendrites / ultrastructure
  • Microscopy, Electron
  • Microtubules / ultrastructure
  • Mitochondria / ultrastructure
  • Neural Pathways / cytology
  • Neurons / cytology
  • Photoreceptor Cells / cytology*
  • Photoreceptor Cells / ultrastructure
  • Retina / cytology*
  • Synapses / cytology