The pretectal region forms the dorsal most part of the diencephalon. The main sensory input to the pretectum is visual with axons from a subset of retinal ganglion cells branch off and arborise in arborisation fields in the pretectum on their way to innervate the optic tectum (Robles et al., 2014).
is part of: diencephalon
has parts: superficial pretectum, central pretectum, periventricular pretectal nucleus.
Transgenic Lines/Antibodies that label this brain region
Estuardo Robles, Eva Laurell, and Herwig Baier (2014)
The Retinal Projectome Reveals Brain- Area-Specific Visual Representations Generated by Ganglion Cell Diversity.
Current Biology 24, 2085–2096.
Burrill, J.D., and Easter, S.S., Jr. (1994).
Development of the retinofugal projections in the embryonic and larval zebrafish (Brachydanio rerio).
J. Comp. Neurol. 346, 583–600.