Diameter of smallest axons in the central nervous system

Range ~0.1 µm
Organism Metazoa animals
Reference Harvey A. Swadlow and Stephen G. Waxman (2012), Scholarpedia, 7(6):1451., Axonal conduction delays, link 2nd paragraph
Comments "The diameter of the axon and the presence of myelin are the most powerful structural factors that control conduction velocity of mammalian axons (Waxman, 1980 for review). In the central nervous system, the smallest axons are ~ 0.1 microns in diameter."
Entered by Uri M
ID 110608