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Rat & Mouse Brain - (Dec/13/2006 )


Just curious, Is there any differences in histology, anatomical structure of rat brain and mouse brain??


i have seen both brains, they are similar except for the size.


yes, it seems similar anatomically,agree. As i notice, there are some differences between rat and mice including genetics, growth&morphological differences. Some organs were differed, for instance rat have 6 pairs of nipples whereby mice have 5 pairs.hope this helps!



The lab I used to work at worked with both rat and mouse brains. Very similar anatomy but there are minor differences: e.g. angle and shape of the hippocampus of both species is slightly different. You may be able to find copies of mouse and rat brain atlases (both by Paxinos and Watson) in your library that may prove useful.