Paxinos and Franklin's the Mouse Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates, Compact,
Edition 5 The Coronal Plates and Diagrams
By Keith B.J. Franklin, MA, PhD and George Paxinos

Publication Date: 05 Jun 2019

Paxinos and Franklin's The Mouse Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates, Compact Fifth Edition, is the compact version of the most widely used and cited atlas of the mouse brain in print. It emulates in design and accuracy Paxinos and Watson’s The Rat Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates, the most cited publication in neuroscience. The compact edition provides the coronal plates and diagrams of the full mouse atlas in a smaller, more convenient spiral format and at a student friendly price. High resolution digital photographs of the coronal plane of section from the full 5th edition complement the coronal drawings. Unique to the compact, it includes an introduction to the use of the atlas in stereotaxic surgery.

Key Features

  • Contains 100 coronal diagrams that were fully revised for this new edition
  • Includes 100 coronal photographic plates produced from directly scanned, very high-resolution images of the biological sections (done at the Allen Institute)
  • Provides a beginner's guide with 25 pages on conducting stereotaxic surgery and how to use the atlas
  • Presents surface views of the brain with labels over the major structures
  • Uses the best ontology tree (nomenclature based on the development of the brain) with universal applications across mammals
About the author
By Keith B.J. Franklin, MA, PhD, Professor Emeritus at McGill University in the Department of Psychology and George Paxinos, Neuroscience Research Australia and The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Table of Contents
Features of the compact 5th edition
1. Methods
2. Photography and drawings
3. Stereotaxic reference system
4. Nomenclature and the construction of abbreviations
5. The basis of delineation of structures
6. Neuromeric subdivisions of the mouse brain
Mini Atlas
List of structures
Index of abbreviations
Book details
ISBN: 9780128161593
Page Count: 246
Retail Price : £97.99
  • Sengul, Watson, Tanaka and Paxinos, Atlas of the Spinal Cord: Mouse, Rat, Rhesus, Marmoset, and Human, 2012, 9780123978769, $199.95
  • Paxinos and Franklin, The Mouse Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates, Compact 3e, 2008, 9780123742445, $116.00
  • Paxinos and Watson, The Rat Brain in Stereotaxic Coordinates 7e, 2013, 9780123919496, $225.00
Standard neuroanatomy lab atlas for all labs doing neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, behavioral neuroscience, or molecular expression/cloning/neurogenetics in the mouse brain