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Pseudo-4D-visualization of a flatfish head during metamorphosis.

99. Annual meeting of the DZG, abstracts: 137

Authors/Editors: Heß M
Publication Date: 2006
Type of Publication: Congress Contributions and Posters
The developing flatfish head undergoes striking morphological changes from hatching through metamorphosis: coming along with eye migration some organ systems grow asymmetrically, some retain their original bilateral symmetry. Questions arise about the presence of solid obstacles on the path of the migrating eye, or about geometrical changes in the vestibulo-oculomotoric system, etc. Whereas several details of this complex process are well known, up to now no attempt was undertaken to show all organ systems involved together to elucidate their stereological interdependencies.

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