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Dendritic Spines Data

Dendrites are branching filaments which extend from the main body of a neuron (nerve cell) to propagate electrochemical signals. Spines are small protrusions on the dendrites.

This dataset gives the locations of 566 spines observed on one branch of the dendritic tree of a rat neuron. The spines are classified according to their shape into three types: mushroom, stubby or thin.

The data have been analysed in Jammalamadaka et al (2013) and Baddeley et al (2014). Please cite these papers and acknowledge the Kosik Lab, UC Santa Barbara, in any use of the data.

Keywords
datasets
Usage
data("dendrite")
format

Object of class "lpp". See lpp.

source

Kosik Lab, UC Santa Barbara (Dr Kenneth Kosik, Dr Sourav Banerjee). Formatted for spatstat by Dr Aruna Jammalamadaka.

References

Baddeley, A., Jammalamadaka, A. and Nair, G. (2014) Multitype point process analysis of spines on the dendrite network of a neuron. Applied Statistics (Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series C), In press. doi: 10.1111/rssc.12054

Jammalamadaka, A., Banerjee, S., Manjunath, B.S. and Kosik, K. (2013) Statistical Analysis of Dendritic Spine Distributions in Rat Hippocampal Cultures. BMC Bioinformatics 14, 287.

Aliases
  • dendrite
Examples
plot(dendrite,leg.side="bottom", main="", cex=0.75, cols=2:4)
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