Question 1

Neurites are defined as “fiber-like extensions of a neuron.” Essentially, neurites are the morphology or growth pattern–often re-programmed growth pattern–of a neuron and refers to the layout or distribution of a neuron’s axons or dendrites.

For this question, you will explore your readings or the internet and locate a neuron with a distinct array of neurites. There are many different types of neurons and they differ markedly in neurite structure.

The following will be expected as part of your answer:

(1) an image of the neuron (with source citation)

(2) name or class of neurons having this neurite pattern

(3) function of this neuron and/or the brain region or cell group/ganglion where it can be found

Neurobiology