Embryonic development of identified neurones: differentiation from neuroblast to neurone

Nature. 1979 Jul 19;280(5719):208-14. doi: 10.1038/280208a0.


Individually identified neurones are sufficiently large and accessible in grasshopper embryos to permit visualisation and impalement with intracellular microelectrodes from the time of their birth to their maturation. In this article part of the temporal pattern of differentiation from an identified neuroblast (precursor cell) to a group of identified neurones is described.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Acetylcholine / physiology
  • Animals
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Central Nervous System / cytology
  • Grasshoppers
  • Microelectrodes
  • Neurons / cytology
  • Neurons / embryology*
  • Neurons / physiology
  • Time Factors
  • gamma-Aminobutyric Acid / physiology


  • gamma-Aminobutyric Acid
  • Acetylcholine