The part of the central nervous system lying between the medulla oblongata and the midbrain, ventral to the cerebellum. [ ]

Synonyms: pons Varolii pons of Varolius

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim

latin term
pons cerebri [ NeuroNames:547 ]

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/36/Gray768.png

dubious for taxon

http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_7955

editor note

The pons is not present in zebrafish. In this ontology we currently have some structures which are applicable to zebrafish appearing as parts of the pons. Currently we only include the weaker dubious_for_taxon relationship ubtil this is resolved

external definition

The part of the central nervous system lying between the medulla oblongata and the midbrain, ventral to the cerebellum. [TFD][VHOG]

has related synonym

pons cerebri

homology notes

During the embryonic development of birds and mammals, neuroblasts migrate from the cerebellum into the ventral part of the rhombencephalon and differentiate into pontine and other nuclei, which relay information from between the cerebrum and cerebellum, and a conspicuous band of transverse fibers. This region is known as the pons. A pons does not differentiate in reptiles and anamniotes (...).[well established][VHOG]

id

UBERON:0000988