I have to do stereology of pyramidal cells of layer V of motor cortex (rostral forelimb area) of rat. Please let me know what anatomical landmarks i should use to demarcate this area .
Refer Paxinos Watson atlas for rat brain coordinates w.r.t. Bregma.U can use fornix as the anatomical landmark for demarcating the area.
Thanks Shampa for your guidance. I will use Fornix as landmark. But is there any other one as from which to which coordinate I should go?
Yes shampa is right in saying the fornix to be a landmark for setting the coordinates for layer V of motor cortex. More details you can find in the Rat Atlas by Paxinos and Watson. Paxinos has compiled many other atlases, so try to get the right one. Just my 2 cents.
Thanks to both Shampa and Sps for answering my query. I was searching for the landmark for long time. Thanks.