Chemoarchitectonic Atlas of the Mouse Brain


  • George Paxinos, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • Charles Watson, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia

For over two decades, Paxinos and Watson's The Rat Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates, now in its 6th edition, and Franklin and Paxinos' The Mouse Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates, now in its 3rd edition, have been the most used neuroanatomy references for neuroscientists. Both the illustrations and nomenclature of the atlas have become standard tools used by almost all research neuroscientists who deal with anatomy, physiology, or function.This new atlas represents the first time an accurate histochemical atlas showing the areas of the mouse brain in microscopic slides in a variety of different stains has been available. Until now researchers studying the mouse brain have been forced to consult the existing histochemical atlases of the rat brain (including Paxinos and Watson's) and extrapolate from rat data - a strategy which is not very accurate and often not successful. This atlas collects systematic images of the mouse brain stained with a range of key chemical markers to complement The Mouse Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates.
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Book information

  • Published: September 2009
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-374238-4