Neuronal remodeling on the evolutionary timescale
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 0QH, UK
Journal of Biology 2008, 7:37 doi:10.1186/jbiol102Published: 15 December 2008
Despite its remarkable capacity to undergo change at timescales ranging from a fraction of a second to a lifetime, there are many aspects of the nervous system that can be modified only at the enormously longer evolutionary timescale. A new study in BMC Biology using nematodes illustrates such evolutionary neuronal remodeling.