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Reference Data

From this tab you can browse from a list of 5 (November 2011 release) reference dataset experiments.

Each reference dataset outlines the stain, the target of the stain as well as the staining pattern. Selecting a reference dataset will return the experiment ID, Structure Name, Mouse Strain, Sex, and Age.

Viewing the Experiments

Clicking on the experiment ID will launch a contact sheet viewer. Double-click an individual image in the contact sheet viewer to launch a High Resolution Image Viewer. The sidebar of the High Resolution Image Viewer contains a description of the stains used in each experiment and what channel the individual stains are displayed in. From the Image Viewer you can adjust the color channels or contrast of the image by moving the slider bars.Image Removedexperiment ID, stains and section number are listed on the title banner of the viewer.

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To adjust the image filters, click on the icon in the top right-hand corner of the viewer. The stains used in each channel are listed on the image filter adjustment tool. To turn off a channel, unclick the checkbox next to that channel. Moving the slider bars to the left will decrease the brightness of that channel, while moving the slider bars to the right will increase the channel brightness.

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Keyboard Commands

In the High Resolution Image Viewer, use the keyboard commands to navigate through the image series. Keyboard commands include:




Advance to the next image in the series


Go back to the previous image in the series


Advance to the last image in the series


Go back to the first image in the series


Zoom in


Zoom out.

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Zoom in. Please note that some keyboards may require the [Shift] key be held down while pressing the [+] key



Zoom out

You can also use the arrow keys to pan the current image.