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Neurosci Res. 2009 May;64(1):128-31. doi: 10.1016/j.neures.2009.02.003. Epub 2009 Feb 13.

Web-accessible digital brain atlas of the common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus).

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  • 1Department of Brain Structure, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute for Neuroscience, Musashidai 2-6, Fuchu, Tokyo 183-8526, Japan. tokuno-hr@igakuken.or.jp

Abstract

Here we describe a web-accessible digital brain atlas of the common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) at http://marmoset-brain.org:2008. We prepared the histological sections of the marmoset brain using various staining techniques. For virtual microscopy, high-resolution digital images of sections were obtained with Aperio Scanscope. The digital images were then converted to Zoomify files (zoomable multiresolution image files). Thereby, we could provide the multiresolution images of the marmoset brains for fast interactive viewing on the web via the Internet. In addition, we describe an automated method to obtain drawings of Nissl-stained sections.

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