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Cerebral cortex
Cerebral white matter
Basal ganglia
Midbrain
Pons
Medulla oblongata
Cerebellum
Spinal cord
Sympathetic ganglion

Cerebral cortex / primary visual cortex

Hematoxylin-eosin stain

Info?

  • The middle layer of the primary visual cortex (Brodmann’s area 17) has abundant myelin sheaths, although HE stain could not show so.

Kluver-Barrera stain

Info?

  • The middle layer of the primary visual cortex (Brodmann’s area 17) has abundant myelin sheaths, which forms a blue line (macroscopically called “stria of Gennari).

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