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> Neuron tri-furcations, do they exist?
post Oct 11, 2013, 10:41 AM
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Does tree branching structure of the neuron cell even exhibit "tri-furcations" (I am interested as a computer scientist). How do the branches of the neuron tree split generally, are there any theoretical or experimental conclusions on this?
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post Oct 20, 2013, 04:30 AM
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I have not seen actual trifurcations, though there are closely-spaced bifurcations that can resemble trifurcations. Regarding branching, dendrites taper and when they branch, angles tend to be less than 90 degrees, whereas for axons, they do not taper and generally branch at angles near 90 degrees (though there is a wide spread in the distribution). There is a considerable literature on neuronal morphology that provides additional details.
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