The Mouse Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates, Compact

The Mouse Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates, Compact, 3rd Edition

The Coronal Plates and Diagrams

The Mouse Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates, Compact, 3rd Edition,Keith Franklin,ISBN9780123742445


Academic Press



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Compact (8.5"x11") version of the bestselling The Mouse Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates that provides a more convenient and affordable alternative to the full-size atlas

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Key Features

  • Delineations of 100 coronal diagrams, as fully revised for the 3rd edition
  • 100 coronal photographic plates produced from directly scanned very high resolution images of the biological sections (done at the Allen Institute)
  • Beginner's guide with 25 pages on how to do stereotaxic surgery, how to use the atlas, including how to match experimental sections against the atlas plates (e.g. what features of the brain change gradually and can be used as guides to location)
  • 3 sagittal, 5 coronal and 2 horizontal simplified overview diagrams for students
  • Surface views of the brain with labels over the major structures
  • Uses the best ontology tree (nomenclature based on the development of the brain) so far constructed with universal application across mammals
  • CD providing electronic versions of all diagrams and photographs in different resolutions for downloads


The Mouse Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates is the most widely used and cited atlas of the mouse brain in print. It provides researchers and students with both accurate stereotaxic coordinates for laboratory use, and detailed delineations and indexing of structures for reference. The Compact 3rd edition is both a major revision and an expansion of previous compact editions. The 100 high resolution digital photographs of the coronal plane of section from the third full edition now complement the coronal drawings. The photographs of the sections and the intermediate sections are also provided on the accompanying CD. In addition, the compact version has a large introduction on stereotaxic surgery and the use of the atlas in the lab, as well as a number of panoramic simplified diagrams for student instruction. The Compact 3rd edition is in 8.5 x 11 format and is spiral bound suitable for positioning next to microscopes and cryotomes.


Standard neuroanatomy lab atlas for all labs doing neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, behavioral neuroscience, or molecular expression/cloning / neurogenetics in the mouse brain

Keith Franklin

Affiliations and Expertise

McGill University

The Mouse Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates, Compact, 3rd Edition

1) Introduction with student's guide on how to do stereotaxic surgery and how to use stereotaxic atlases
2) Introduction to the concept of neuromeres and brain development
3) Overview of the brain for students, including three sagittal, five coronal, and two horizontal simplified diagrams, as well as surface diagrams of the brain
4) Nomenclature ontology tree
5) 100 coronal diagrams and corresponding photgraphic plates
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