Atlas of the Developing Rat Nervous System

Atlas of the Developing Rat Nervous System

4th Edition - February 9, 2018

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  • Authors: George Paxinos, Ken Ashwell
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128130582
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128131145

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Paxinos and Ashwell's Atlas of the Developing Rat Nervous System, Fourth Edition, builds on the many excellent features of previous editions that have made this book the most cited atlas of the developing rat brain. It provides the most comprehensive depiction of not only the structures in the brain and spinal cord, but also of the peripheral nervous system and target organs that are important for developmental neurobiologists, allowing the user to follow neural structures through the developing embryo in both time and space. The nomenclature and identification of structures in this edition have been thoroughly updated to ensure accuracy and compatibility.

Key Features

  • Provides detailed and accurate coverage of the developing rat nervous system from Embryonic Day 11 to Day of Birth
  • Contains 200 photographs and accompanying diagrams of coronal or sagittal sections of rats aged E11 – E19
  • Presents new sections on Histology, Neurogenetics, Imaging, MRI Histology and Panneuronal Markers
  • Delineates brain structures and peripheral nerves, ganglia, arteries, veins, muscles, bones and other important organs
  • Serves as an essential tool for researchers in the interpretation of findings resulting from the genetic manipulation of brain development
  • Includes the Expert Consult eBook version, compatible with PC, Mac, and most mobile devices and eReaders, which allows readers to browse, search, and interact with content


Early career researchers in neuroscience, imaging, especially in the field of functional brain mapping, and developmental biology; from students to very experienced researchers

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to Histology, Neurogenetics, and Imaging
    2. List of Structures
    3. Coronal Delineations and Plates
    4. Sagittal Delineations and Plates
    5. MRI Histology and Panneuronal Markers

Product details

  • No. of pages: 538
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: February 9, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128130582
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128131145

About the Authors

George Paxinos

George Paxinos
Professor George Paxinos, AO (BA, MA, PhD, DSc) completed his BA at The University of California at Berkeley, his PhD at McGill University, and spent a postdoctoral year at Yale University. He is the author of almost 50 books on the structure of the brain of humans and experimental animals, including The Rat Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates, now in its 7th Edition, which is ranked by Thomson ISI as one of the 50 most cited items in the Web of Science. Dr. Paxinos paved the way for future neuroscience research by being the first to produce a three-dimensional (stereotaxic) framework for placement of electrodes and injections in the brain of experimental animals, which is now used as an international standard. He was a member of the first International Consortium for Brain Mapping, a UCLA based consortium that received the top ranking and was funded by the NIMH led Human Brain Project. Dr. Paxinos has been honored with more than nine distinguished awards throughout his years of research, including: The Warner Brown Memorial Prize (University of California at Berkeley, 1968), The Walter Burfitt Prize (1992), The Award for Excellence in Publishing in Medical Science (Assoc Amer Publishers, 1999), The Ramaciotti Medal for Excellence in Biomedical Research (2001), The Alexander von Humbolt Foundation Prize (Germany 2004), and more.

Affiliations and Expertise

Neuroscience Research Australia and The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Ken Ashwell

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Medical Sciences, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

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