Three-dimensional digital connectome atlas of the C57Black/6J mouse brain and catalog of neural tracer injection cases, which will eventually cover the entire brain. Serial sections of each case are available to view at 10x magnification in the interactive iConnectome viewer. The Image Gallery provides a glimpse into some of the highlights of their data set. Representative images of multi-fluorescent tracer labeling can be viewed, while more in depth examination of these and all other cases can be performed in the iConnectome viewer. Phase 1 of this project involves generating a physical map of the basic global wiring diagram by applying proven, state of the art experimental circuit tracing methods systematically, uniformly, and comprehensively to the structural organization of all major neuronal pathways in the mouse brain. Connectivity imaging data for the whole mouse brain at cellular resolution will be presented within a standard 3D anatomic frame available through the website and accompanied by a comprehensive searchable online database. A Phase 2 goal for the future will allow users to view, search, and generate driving direction-like roadmaps of neuronal pathways linking any and all structures in the nervous system. This could be looked on as a pilot project for more ambitious projects in species with larger brains, such as human, and for providing a reliable framework for more detailed local circuitry mapping projects in the mouse.
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