Figure 5. Reelin mRNA expression in the lizard embryonic cortex. Bright and dark field view of a coronal section through a lizard embryo (Lacerta viridis). In situ hybridization with a [33P]-labeled, species-specific reelin riboprobe. The elaborate radial organization of the cortical plate in the medial (MC) and dorsal cortex (DC), and the looser architectonics of the lateral cortex (LC) are evident. Reelin-positive cells are heavily labeled in the marginal zone (arrows) and in the subcortex (not shown). DVR: dorsal ventricular ridge; SEP: septum; Str: striatum; Re: retina. Adapted from Ref. 18. Magnification bar: 200 µm.