Cytoarchitectural layer of retina containing closely packed cell bodies, the majority of which are bipolar cells (adapted from Wikipedia). [ NLX:93816 ]

Synonyms: neural retina inner nuclear layer retina inner nuclear layer stratum nucleare internum retinae inner nuclear layer retinal inner nuclear layer stratum nucleare internum intermediate cell layer

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Term information


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latin term
stratum nucleare internum retinae [ FMA:TA FMA:58686 ]


AO notes NLXANAT:1005031 appears to be retired

external definition

The layer of the retina composed of the cell bodies of bipolar cells, horizontal cells, and some of the cell bodies of amacrine cells[BTO:0003176].

has related synonym

retina, inner nuclear layer

layer of inner granules

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]