A monolayer of pigmented epithelium covering the neural retina; develops from the outer of the two layers of the optic cup[ZFA]. the pigmented cell layer just outside the neurosensory retina that nourishes retinal visual cells, and is firmly attached to the underlying choroid and overlying retinal visual cells[WP]. [ http://zfin.org/curator http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retinal_pigment_epithelium ]

Synonyms: pigmented retina epithelium stratum pigmentosum (retina) pigment epithelium of retina outer pigmented layer of retina pigmented retinal epithelium retinal pigment epithelium retinal pigmented epithelium stratum pigmentosum retinae

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

latin term
stratum pigmentosum retinae [ FMA:58627 FMA:TA ]

depicted by

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external definition

A monolayer of pigmented epithelium covering the neural retina; develops from the outer of the two layers of the optic cup. Kimmel et al, 1995.[TAO]
The monolayer of pigmented epithelium covering the neural retina.[AAO]

has related synonym

epithelium, retinal pigment
PRE
pigmented retina
stratum pigmentosa retinae
RPE
pigmented epithelium
retinal pigment layer
p. pigmentosa retinae

homology notes

(...) an essentially similar sequence of events occurs during the embryonic development of the vertebrate eye. The eye initially develops as a single median evagination of the diencephalon that soon bifurcates to form the paired optic vesicles. As each optic vesicle grows towards the body surface, its proximal part narrows as the optic stalk, and its distal part invaginates to form a two-layered optic cup. (...) The outer layer of the optic cup becomes the pigment layer of the retina, whereas the inner layer differentiates into the photoreceptive cells and neuronal layers of the retina.[well established][VHOG]

id

UBERON:0001782