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The Atlas of Mouse Development
Authors: Matthew H. Kaufman
Publishers: Elsevier Science, 1992
ISBN: 0124020356, 9780124020351

A Color Atlas of Sectional Anatomy of the Mouse
Authors: Takamasa Iwaki, Hiroshi Yamashita, Toshiyuki Hayakawa
Publishers: Braintree Scientific, Inc.
ISBN: 4900659584, 4885006295

An Atlas of Histology
Authors: Shu-Xin Zhang
Publishers: Springer Science and Business Media, 2013
ISBN: 0387217606, 9780387217604

DiFiore's Atlas of Histology with Functional Correlations
Authors: Victor P. Eroschenko, Mariano S. H. di Fiore
Publishers: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2013
ISBN: 1451113412, 9781451113419

Histology: A Text and Atlas
Authors: Michael H. Ross, Lynn J. Romrell, Gordon I. Kaye
Publishers: Williams & Wilkins, 1995
ISBN: 0683073699, 9780683073690

The House Mouse: Atlas of Embryonic Development
Authors: Karl Theiler
Publishers: Springer, 1972
ISBN: 3540059407, 9783540059400

Human Histology
Authors: Alan Stevens (MRCPath.), James Steven Lowe
Publishers: Elsevier/Mosby, 2005
ISBN: 0323036635, 9780323036634

The Laboratory Mouse
Authors: Peggy J. Danneman, Mark A. Suckow, Cory Brayton
Publishers: Taylor & Francis, 2000
ISBN: 0849376270, 978084937627

Manipulating the Mouse Embryo
Authors: Brigid Hogan, Rosa Beddington, Frank Costantini, Elizabeth Lacey
Publishers: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 1994
ISBN: 0879693924, 9780879693923

Pathology of the Mouse: Reference and Atlas
Authors: Robert R. Maronpot, Gary A. Boorman, Beth W. Gaul
Publisher: Cache River Press, 1999
ISBN: 1889899038, 9781889899039

Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease
Authors: Vinay Kumar, Abul K. Abbas, Jon C. Aster
Publishers: Elsevier Health Sciences, 2014
ISBN: 0323296351, 9780323296359

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Research Tools

Technique Tutorials

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  • Improving tissue-sample profiling: The optimization and application of immunohistochemistry (
  • Mammary Cancer in Humans and Mice: A Tutorial for Comparative Pathology (UC Davis)
  • Preparation of FFPE Tissues for IHC (Elsevier)
  • Using Unfixed, Frozen Tissues to Study Natural Mucin Distribution (

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