The Chick Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates and Alternate Stains,
Edition 2 Featuring Neuromeric Divisions and Mammalian Homologies
By Luis Puelles, MD, PhD, Margaret Martinez-de-la-Torre, PhD, Salvador Martinez, PhD, Charles Watson and George Paxinos, AO (BA, MA, PhD, DSc), FASSA, FAA

Publication Date: 26 Dec 2018

This atlas – and its accompanying text - is the most comprehensive work on avian neuroanatomy available so far. It identifies more than 900 hundred structures (versus ca. 250 in previous avian atlases), 180 of them for the first time. It correlates avian and mammalian neuroanatomy on the basis of homologies and applies mammalian terms to homologous avian structures. This is the first atlas that represents the fundamental histogenetic domains of the vertebrate neuroaxis on the basis of sound fate-mapping and gene expression data. This results in a substantial increase in accuracy of delineations. Developmental molecular biologists will find it easier to extrapolate early neural tube patterns into mature structures. The modern trend to shift avian neuroanatomical nomenclature toward mammalian terminology by reference to postulated homologies has been expanded to the entire brain, but is not yet complete. This creates a new standard for comparative cross-reference, which can also be applied to reptilian-mammalian comparisons.

Key Features

  • Color photographs and matching diagrams of 65 coronal, 23 sagittal and 9 horizontal 140 micron-thick sections reacted histochemically for acetylcholinesterase (AChE).
  • Thoroughly revised drawings. Updated view of the pallium, including the new concept of homology between the lateral pallium and the mammalian claustro-insular complex.
  • Extensive introductory text and bibliography, presenting the background information, methodology and justification of delineations.
  • For the first time in any species, this atlas depicts the fate-mapped natural embryonic boundaries in the postnatal brain. For the first time, we present color images of all the 6 histological stains (AChE, Nissl, TH, calbindin, calretinin and parvalbumin) on which delineations are based (accompanying Expert Consult eBook).
  • 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.
  • The eBook also contains annotatable AI files of diagrams for use by researchers.
About the author
By Luis Puelles, MD, PhD, Instituto de Neurociencias, UMH-CSIC, San Juan, Alicante, Spain; Margaret Martinez-de-la-Torre, PhD, Full Professor, University of Murcia, Spain; Salvador Martinez, PhD, Miguel Hernández University of Elche, Spain; Charles Watson, John Curtin Distinguished Professor of Health Science, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia and Neuroscience Research Australia, NSW Sydney, Australia and George Paxinos, AO (BA, MA, PhD, DSc), FASSA, FAA, NHMRC Senior Principal, NeuRA
Table of Contents
1. Generalities, procedures and background information2. Rationale for names applied in the atlas3. Literature cited4. List of abbreviations and explanations5. Brain structures classified topographically by regions
Book details
ISBN: 9780128160404
Page Count: 322
Retail Price : £119.00
  • Sengul, Watson, Tanaka and Paxinos, Atlas of the Spinal Cord: Mouse, Rat, Rhesus, Marmoset, and Human, 2012, 9780123978769, $199.95
  • Paxinos, Watson, Petrides, Rosa and Tokuno, The Marmoset Brain in Stereotaxic Conditions, 9780124158184, Oct 2011, $190.00

Avian and comparative neurobiologists, embryologists, developmental neurobiologists, evolutionary biologists and avian pathologists; early career researchers in neuroscience, imaging, especially in the field of functional brain mapping and developmental biology; from students to very experienced researchers