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Copying and Evolution of Neuronal Topology

Figure 1

On the left is DNA replication, and on the right is neuronal replication.

Green squares represent nucleotides and neurons of the parent. Yellow squares represent nucleotides and neurons of the offspring. Hydrogen bonds are equivalent to between-layer vertical connections, and phosphodiester bonds are equivalent to within-layer connections.

Figure 1

doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0003775.g001