A cyclops Xenopus laevis tadpole with a single olfactory organ is described. At a stage comparable to 48, the telencephalon was severely atrophic and only the region where the olfactory fibres terminated appeared to have the cytoarchitecture of the olfactory bulb. In this animal the central nervous system (CNS) appeared normally developed only posterior to the preoptic area. The hypothesis of a diencephalic origin of the region where the olfactory fibres terminated is discussed in the light of our previous results of olfactory placode transplantation. By analogy between this case and other malformations (cyclopia, holoprosencephaly) in higher vertebrates and humans, the need is emphasized for a more precise anatomical description of the olfactory input in related malformations.

Single olfactory organ associated with prosencephalic malformation and cyclopia in a Xenopus laevis tadpole.

MAGRASSI, LORENZO;
1987

Abstract

A cyclops Xenopus laevis tadpole with a single olfactory organ is described. At a stage comparable to 48, the telencephalon was severely atrophic and only the region where the olfactory fibres terminated appeared to have the cytoarchitecture of the olfactory bulb. In this animal the central nervous system (CNS) appeared normally developed only posterior to the preoptic area. The hypothesis of a diencephalic origin of the region where the olfactory fibres terminated is discussed in the light of our previous results of olfactory placode transplantation. By analogy between this case and other malformations (cyclopia, holoprosencephaly) in higher vertebrates and humans, the need is emphasized for a more precise anatomical description of the olfactory input in related malformations.
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