The layer within the retina where the bipolar cells synapse with the photoreceptor cells[ZFA]. Between the inner and outer nuclear layers, the outer plexiform layer (OPL) contains connections between the photoreceptors and bipolar and horizontal cells[GO]. [ ZFA:0001330 ]

Synonyms: stratum plexiforme externum retinae retinal outer plexiform layer stratum plexiforme externum retina outer plexiform layer outer plexiform layer

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Term information

Subsets

pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

plural term
retinal outer plexiform layers [ ZFA:0001330 ]

latin term
stratum plexiforme externum retinae [ FMA:58685 FMA:TA ]

external definition

The layer within the retina where the bipolar cells synapse with the photoreceptor cells.[TAO]

has broad synonym

external plexiform layer

has related synonym

retina, outer plexiform layer

retinal outer plexiform layers

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:0001790