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Neurosci Lett. 1976 Mar;2(1):1-6.

Barreloids in mouse somatosensory thalamus.

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  • 1Institut d'Anatomie, Universit√© de Lausanne, 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland.


In the mouse, in the medial part of the ventrobasal complex of the thalamus (VBm), an array of rod-shaped domains, poor in perikarya and with a diameter of about 70 microm, is embedded in a lattice of high cell packing-density. Each domain forms the core of a 'barreloid'. The arrangement of barreloids is topologically equivalent to that of the large barrels in the cortical somatosensory area (SI).

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