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Zebrafish growth cone

  • Dr Steve Wilson
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This zebrafish embryo neuron is extending a long process or axon through the brain, whose leading edge is called the growth cone. The growth cone explores the environment in order to navigate towards the correct target nerve cells where it will eventually form a synapse, a connection through which nerve impulses pass from one neuron to the next. Biomedical Image Awards 1998.

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