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Proc R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 1980 Jul 17;208(1173):415-31.

Amacrine cells, displaced amacrine cells and interplexiform cells in the retina of the rat.


The amacrine cells in the retina of the rat are described in Golgi-stained whole-mounted retinae. Nine morphologically distinct types of cell were found: one type of diffuse cell, five types of unistratified cell, two types of bistratified cell, and one type of stratified diffuse cell. Measurements show that the largest unistratified cells have a dendritic field 2 mm across. One type of interplexiform cell is also described. Wide-field diffuse amacrine cells and unistratified amacrine cells were found with their somata located in either the inner nuclear layer or the ganglion cell layer. It is clear that there may be an amacrine cell system in the ganglion cell layer of the rat retina.

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