area 9 of Brodmann (guenon)
Acronym: 9
The term area 9 of Brodmann (guenon) refers to a cytoarchitecturally defined portion of the frontal lobe of the guenon. Brodmann-1909 regarded it on the whole as topographically and cytoarchitecturally homologous to the area 9 of Brodmann-1909 (human) and area 10 of Brodmann (human).
     Distinctive features ( Brodmann-1905 ): unlike area 6 of Brodmann (guenon), area 9 has a distinct internal granular layer (IV); unlike area 6 or area 8 of Brodmann (guenon) its internal pyramidal layer (V) is divisible into two sublayers, an outer layer 5a of densely distributed medium sized ganglion cells that partially merges with layer IV, and an inner, clearer, cell-poor layer 5b; the pyramidal cells of sublayer 3b of the external pyramidal layer (III) are smaller and sparser in distribution; the external granular layer (II) is narrow, with small numbers of sparsely distributed granule cells.

Also known as: Brodmann's area 9


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