One of the brachial nerves this cranial nerve that innervates gill arches pharyngeal jaws and teeth with afferent and efferent fibres.

Lateral schematic of vagal lobe and sensory ganglia adapted from Higashijima et al., 2000.

Lateral schematic of vagal lobe and sensory ganglia adapted from Higashijima et al., 2000.

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Dorsal view of a 60hpf Tg(isl1:GFP) larvae labelled with anti-GFP. This confocal micrograph has been inverted and the different cranial motor nerves false coloured to creat a schematic diagram. The vagal nerve and vgal lobe is coloured in mint green.

Dorsal view of a 60hpf Tg(isl1:GFP) larvae labelled with anti-GFP. This confocal micrograph has been inverted and the different cranial motor nerves false coloured to creat a schematic diagram. The vagal nerve and vgal lobe is coloured in mint green.

Lateral view of a 60hpf Tg(isl1:GFP) larvae labelled with anti-GFP. This confocal micrograph has been inverted and the different cranial motor nerves false coloured to creat a schematic diagram. The vagal nerve and vgal lobe is coloured in mint green.

Lateral view of a 60hpf Tg(isl1:GFP) larvae labelled with anti-GFP. This confocal micrograph has been inverted and the different cranial motor nerves false coloured to creat a schematic diagram. The vagal nerve and vgal lobe is coloured in mint green.

Key Publications

Shin-ichi Higashijima, Yoshiki Hotta, and Hitoshi Okamoto
Visualization of Cranial Motor Neurons in Live Transgenic Zebrafish Expressing Green Fluorescent Protein Under the Control of the Islet-1 Promoter/Enhancer.
The Journal of Neuroscience, January 1, 2000, 20(1):206–218

Jeroen Crucke, Annelore Van de Kelft and Ann Huysseune
The innervation of the zebrafish pharyngeal jaws and teeth.
Journal of Anatomy(2015)227, pp62-71. doi: 10.1111/joa.12321

Gabrielle R. Barsh, Adam J. Isabella, Cecilia B. Moens (2017).
Vagus Motor Neuron Topographic Map Determined by Parallel Mechanisms of hox5 Expression and Time of Axon Initiation.
Current Biology 27, 3812–3825

Jane A. Cox, Angela LaMora, Stephen L. Johnson, Mark M. Voigt
Diverse mechanisms for assembly of branchiomeric nerves.
Developmental Biology 357 (2011) 305–317