The diagram shows the projection of the time-coding knollenorgan electroreceptor into the central nervous system. The pathways were determined using tract-tracing techniques of fluorescent dye injection, and HRP (Enger et al, 1976; Bell et al, 1981). Three areas are represented in this graph: the electroreceptor periphery, the hindbrain nucleus, nELL, and the midbrain, ELa and ELp.
ELa: midbrain exterolateralis nucleus pars anterior.
ELp: midbrain exterolateralis nucleus pars posterior.
MV: midbrain nucleus medialis ventralis
nELL: nucleus of the Electrosensory Lateral Line Lobe (hindbrain).
From Friedman & Hopkins (in press)
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