FIGURE 6.2. Photomicrographs of horizontal sections through the rostral nucleus of the solitary tract (NST) in a P15–P17-day control rat (A, C, E), and an adult control rat (B, D, F).

FIGURE 6.2

Photomicrographs of horizontal sections through the rostral nucleus of the solitary tract (NST) in a P15–P17-day control rat (A, C, E), and an adult control rat (B, D, F). The dorsal (A, B), intermediate (C, D), and ventral (E, F) zones of the chorda tympani nerve terminal field are shown for each rat. The chorda tympani terminal field is the dark reaction product within the rostral pole of the NST. Dashed lines outline the borders of the nucleus of the solitary tract. The scale bar in panel A denotes 200 μm and the solid arrow points to examples of axons with visible varicosities. R, rostral; L, lateral. (Reprinted from Sollars, S. I., et al., Neuroscience, 137, 1229, 2006, with permission from Elsevier.)

From: Chapter 6, Development and Plasticity of the Gustatory Portion of Nucleus of the Solitary Tract

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