Tendency of developing neurites to grow along exisiting neurites and hence form bundles or fascicles. Selective fasciculation in developing vertebrate nervous systems is thought to involve the axon-associated cell adhesion molecules L1, F11, contactin, neurofascin and transient axonal glycoprotein TAG-1, and the fasciclins in insect nervous systems.1. A23187

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