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Prosomeric Model of Adult Mouse Brain

  • Red - hypothalamo-telencephalic prosomeres (hp1)
  • Orange - hypothalamo-telencephalic prosomeres (hp2)
  • Yellow - diencephalic prosomeres (p1–p3)
  • Green - midbrain mesomeres (m1–m2)
  • Blue - Hindbrain rhombomeres and cryptorhombomeres (r0–r11)

The roof, alar, basal and floor parts are not differentiated, for simplicity, but exist in every case (note the anterior commissure represents the rostralmost roof domain; the rostralmost floor corresponds to the mamillary area-M).

Abbreviations: ac, anterior commissure; cc, corpus callosum; VPall, LPall, DPall, MPall, ventral, lateral, dorsal and medial pallial sectors; PallSe, pallial septum; SPallSe, subpallial septum; OB, olfactory bulb; POA, preoptic area; THy, terminal hypothalamus; PHy, peduncular hypothalamus; PTh, prethalamus; Th, thalamus; PT, pretectum; M, mamillary body; APit, anterior pituitary; PPit, posterior pituitary; pc, posterior commissure; tc, tectal commissure; icc, intercollicular commissure.

Links: Hypothalamus Development | Mouse Development | Neural System Development


Puelles L & Rubenstein JL. (2015). A new scenario of hypothalamic organization: rationale of new hypotheses introduced in the updated prosomeric model. Front Neuroanat , 9, 27. PMID: 25852489 DOI.


Copyright © 2015 Puelles and Rubenstein.

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