Cytoarchitectural layer of retina that contains somata of retinal ganglion cells, bounded by the stratum opticum and the inner plexiform layer [ ]

Synonyms: retina ganglion cell layer RGC layer retina ganglion layer retinal ganglion cell layer stratum ganglionicum (retina) retinal ganglion layer ganglionic cell layer of retina GCL layer

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Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

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external definition

a layer of the retina that consists of retinal ganglion cells[WP]. innermost nuclear layer of the retina, which contains neurons that project axons through the optic nerve to the brain[Wikipedia:Ganglion_cell_layer].

external ontology notes

NIFSTD class appears to be retired in nlx[]

has broad synonym

ganglion cell layer

has related synonym

retina, ganglion cell layer

stratum ganglionicum 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]