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Department of Microbiology and Physiological Systems; Department of Neurobiology

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Cell Biology | Developmental Biology | Developmental Neuroscience


The development of the mammalian cerebellum is orchestrated by both cell-autonomous programs and inductive environmental influences. Here, we describe the main processes of cerebellar ontogenesis, highlighting the neurogenic strategies used by developing progenitors, the genetic programs involved in cell fate specification, the progressive changes of structural organization, and some of the better-known abnormalities associated with developmental disorders of the cerebellum.

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Copyright © The Author(s). Citation: Cerebellum. 2016 Dec;15(6):789-828. Link to article on publisher's site

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Cerebellum, Differentiation, Progenitors, Purkinje cells, Specification

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Cerebellum (London, England)

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