The division of the forebrain that develops from the foremost primary cerebral vesicle. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diencephalon ]

Synonyms: between brain thalamencephalon mature diencephalon interbrain

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

abbreviation
DiE [ BIRNLEX:1503 NIFSTD:NeuroNames_abbrevSource ]

depicted by

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

external definition

The more posterior and ventral of two forebrain neuromeres, the other being the telencephalon; major derivatives are the eye cups, the brain pretectal region, the thalamus, hypothalamus, and epithalamus (including the habenula and epiphysis). Kimmel et al, 1995.[TAO]
Unpaired part of the forebrain comprised of three major parts; the epithalamus, thalamus, and hypothalamus.[AAO]

external ontology notes

in ABA, this is part of the brain stem

has related synonym

betweenbrain
diencephalon

homology notes

Fine structural, computerized three-dimensional (3D) mapping of cell connectivity in the amphioxus nervous system and comparative molecular genetic studies of amphioxus and tunicates have provided recent insights into the phylogenetic origin of the vertebrate nervous system. The results suggest that several of the genetic mechanisms for establishing and patterning the vertebrate nervous system already operated in the ancestral chordate and that the nerve cord of the proximate invertebrate ancestor of the vertebrates included a diencephalon, midbrain, hindbrain, and spinal cord.[well established][VHOG]

id

UBERON:0001894

present in taxon

http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_7762