A single row of glia at the dorsal midline of the developing neural tube along the entire anterior-posterior axis. This region provides inductive signals for the specification of neuronal cell types and of the specification of neural crest cells. The cells comprising the roof plate are the precursors to radial glial cells. [ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15378040 http://amigo.geneontology.org/amigo/term/GO:0021509 ]

Synonyms: roof plate neural tube roofplate roof plate neural tube region

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

editor note

TODO - Note that although this is classically defined as being located on the neural tube, in many AOs the roof plate continues post-embryonically after the neural tube has ceased to exist. Consider 'roof plate of neural tube'. TODO - alar plate vs roof plate

external definition

Multi-tissue structure that is the dorsal-most aspect of the devleloping neural tube.[TAO]

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alar plate
future brain roof plate