Goldfish retina: a correlate between cone activity and morphology of the horizontal cell in clone pedicules

Science. 1979 Jun 29;204(4400):1436-8. doi: 10.1126/science.451577.


In the cone pedicules, the digitations of horizontal cell process lateral to the synaptic ribbon disappear after dark adaptation. This disappearance is correlated with the loss of color opponency and cone function shown in ganglion cell recordings in isolated retinas. Cone function and color-opponent responses are restored by reapplying background light.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Membrane / ultrastructure
  • Circadian Rhythm
  • Dark Adaptation*
  • Ganglia / physiology
  • Goldfish
  • In Vitro Techniques
  • Photoreceptor Cells / physiology*
  • Photoreceptor Cells / ultrastructure
  • Retina / physiology*