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Genetics of Patterning the Cerebral Cortex

Caption: In the brains of normal mice, the six-layered neocortex-indicated by the red marker and shown in the upper right corner-is located adjacent to the three-layered olfactory cortex-indicated by the bright green marker, which also labels layer 5 of the neocortex. If the Lhx2 is missing during a critical period, the neocortex is transformed into olfactory cortex.

Credit: Image: Courtesy of Dr. Shen-Ju Chou, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

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