Accession Number : ADA116820

Title :   Ciliary Rootlets in Primate Rods and Cones.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1980-1982,

Corporate Author : LETTERMAN ARMY INST OF RESEARCH PRESIDIO OF SAN FRANCISCO CA

Personal Author(s) : Schuschereba,Steven T ; Zwick,Harry

PDF Url : ADA116820

Report Date : Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : While ciliary rootlets have been reported in the inner segments of rods, little was known of their presence in the remainder of rhesus monkey rods and their presence in cones. In this study, we have observed striated rootlets in rhesus monkey rods and cones. The striated rootlet system in some rods and cones appears to form direct communication between the outer segments and the synapses. In addition, there are many complex associations, interconnections, and bridges between rootlet filaments and organelles of the photoreceptors. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Photoreceptors, Primates, Rhesus monkeys, Filaments, Synapse, Functions

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE