Image of the Month

Amy Gleichman

Image of the Month

Vestibular cristae ampullares of a bat and mouse showing immunolabeled calyces (special-izations of afferent neurons). Inset: isolated calyx (mad translucent) and encapsulated hair cell (scale = 5 µm). Greater density of calretinin-positive calyces in bats represent a cellular adaptation supporting highly agile behavior.

By: Ymi Ton & Terry Prins  Larry Hoffman & Walter Metzner Laboratories