Contact: Deirdre Branley
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Caption: Top: Color-enhanced image of the roundworm's PVD neuron shows normal branching of its dendrites. The branches resemble menorahs -- hence the name mnr-1 for the newly identified gene that orchestrates the process. Bottom: In this image, mutation of the mnr-1 gene has resulted in defective PVD dendrite branching.
Credit: Images courtesy of Cell and Yehuda Salzberg, Ph.D.
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