stereology of pyramidal cells of layer V of motor cortex

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Jitendra Sinha
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stereology of pyramidal cells of layer V of motor cortex

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 .

Shampa
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Refer Paxinos Watson atlas

Refer Paxinos Watson atlas for rat brain coordinates w.r.t. Bregma.U can use fornix as the anatomical landmark for demarcating the area.

Jitendra Sinha
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Thanks Shampa for your

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?

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Yes shampa is right in saying

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.

Jitendra Sinha
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Thanks to both Shampa and Sps

Thanks to both Shampa and Sps for answering my query. I was searching for the landmark for long time. Thanks.