Diameter of amacrine cell

Value 10.9 μm Range: 7.2 to 14.8  μm
Organism African Elephant Loxodonta africana
Reference Pettigrew JD, Bhagwandin A, Haagensen M, Manger PR. Visual acuity and heterogeneities of retinal ganglion cell densities and the tapetum lucidum of the African elephant (Loxodonta africana). Brain Behav Evol. 2010 75(4):251-61. doi: 10.1159/000314898. p.253 right column top paragraphPubMed ID20587993
Comments "Despite the large size range, the intense Nissl substance in the cytoplasm and the prominent nucleus and nucleolus made the retinal ganglion cells easy to distinguish from the much smaller displaced amacrine cells [ovoid granular nuclei average diameter of 10.9µm (range 7.2–14.8µm, SD = 1.9µm) and no visible Nissl substance] and glial soma [uniformly dark nuclei with an average diameter of 5.1µm (range 3.9–6.8µm, SD = 0.9µm)]."
Entered by Uri M
ID 109093