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A Stereotaxic Atlas Of The Brain Of The Zebra Finch, Taeniopygia Guttata

With Special Emphasis On Telencephalic Visual And Song System Nuclei in Transverse and Sagittal Sections

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1* and 2.

1 Zoological Institute, University of Kiel, Am Botanischen Garten 9, 24098 Kiel, Germany
2 Department of Behavioral Biology, University of Bielefeld, PO Box 100131, 33501 Bielefeld, Germany
* Present address: Institute of Physiology, University of Kiel, Olshausenstr. 40, 24098 Kiel, Germany; ed.negnalre-inu.1eigoloisyhp@frodxin.


The stereotaxic atlas of the brain of the zebra finch originally was carried out at the University of Bielefeld (Germany) in the lab of Professor Bischof (Lehrstuhl Verhaltensforschung). A variety of resources available at that time when the atlas was made, helped to name brain nuclei, areas and laminae. Especially, a copy of another as yet unpublished zebra finch brain atlas, made by Eugene Akutagawa in the lab of Professor Konishi, helped to reduce uncertainties concerning the identification of neuronal structures. Our atlas of the zebra finch brain was specifically designed to locate visual nuclei and areas such as the Nucleus Rotundus and the Ectostriatum, now termed the Entopallial nucleus, because the nomenclature for avian brain structure has been revised (Reiner et al., 2004). Xerox copies of the original version of the stereotaxic atlas of the brain of the zebra finch with the old terminology have been around for many years in various laboratories that are particularly interested in the visual system of the zebra finch. But the atlas has become also very popular for those groups that are working in the song system of birds.


Copyright © 2007, Barbara E Nixdorf-Bergweiler and Hans-Joachim Bischof.
Bookshelf ID: NBK2348
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