Portion of tissue that is part of the anterior neural keel and will form the optic vesicle[ZFA]. A paired ectodermal placode that becomes invaginated to form the embryonic lens vesicles. [ http://amigo.geneontology.org/amigo/term/GO:0046619 ]

Synonyms: optic placode eye placode ocular primordium optic primordium optic placode of camera-type eye occular primordium

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

database cross reference
  • XAO:0004090
  • ZFA:0000570
  • EFO:0003541
  • XAO:0000227
  • TAO:0000570
  • AAO:0011038
  • EHDAA2:0004431


plural term
optic placodes

external ontology notes

TODO - check that GO's optic placode is the same as ZFA's eye primordium; we may want to have separate term for ocular primordium precursor. XAO has both optic field and eye primordium.

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has related synonym

eye field

eye anlage

optic placodes

optic field