The most anterior region the brain including both the telencephalon and diencephalon. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forebrain http://zfin.org/ZDB-PUB-961014-576 ]

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Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

abbreviation
FB [ NIFSTD:NeuroNames_abbrevSource BIRNLEX:1509 ]

axiom lost from external ontology

relationship loss: develops_from forebrain neural tube (TAO:0007041)[TAO]

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/54/EmbryonicBrain.svg

external definition

The most anterior region the brain including both the telencephalon and diencephalon. Kimmel et al, 1995.[TAO]
Most anterior of the three regions of the brain consisting of the telencephalon and diencephalon.[AAO]

has related synonym

prosencephalon

has relational adjective

prosencephalic

homology notes

In craniate embryos, neural expression of Distal-less-related genes is exclusively in the forebrain (...). Because the major neural expression domain of amphioxus AmphiDll is in the anterior three-fourths of the cerebral vesicle, we suggest that this region of the neural tube is homologous to parts of the craniate forebrain. This conclusion is strongly supported by three-dimensional, computer-assisted reconstruction of the neural tube of amphioxus based on serial transmission electron microscopy. At the neuroanatomical level, a number of detailed homologies are indicated between the anterior three-fourths of the amphioxus cerebral vesicle and the diencephalic region of the craniate forebrain. If one assumes that the amphioxus condition fairly represents the nervous system of the proximate ancestor of the craniates, one can suggest that they evolved from a creature that had the beginnings of a forebrain.[well established][VHOG]

id

UBERON:0001890