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- n. A region of the avian brain
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"Interestingly, they have another area, the nidopallium, that might do the same job."
Nevertheless, our confirmatory in situ analyses indicate that the vast majority of the genes on our list are likely bona fide markers of HVC, representing molecular specializations that clearly differentiate HVC from the adjacent nidopallium.
This dichotomy suggests that neurons in HVC may sustain overall lower firing frequencies than the nidopallium as a whole.
A primary goal of our study was to identify molecular specializations of the adult nidopallium that constitute neurochemical markers of nucleus HVC.
More importantly, we infer that the markers we have identified are mostly the result of differential (up - or down -) regulation within HVC, and that combined they represent a specific program of gene regulation that differentiates HVC from the rest of the avian nidopallium.
L2a, subfield L2a of field L; LMAN, lateral magnocellular nucleus of the anterior nidopallium;
While the expression of these and other genes clearly distinguish HVC and Shelf, most currently characterized genes do not differentiate molecularly the Shelf from the rest of the nidopallium, indicating that the properties of the Shelf resemble closely those of this general pallial subdivision.