A region of embryonic ectodermal cells that lie directly above the notochord. During neurulation, they change shape and produce an infolding of the neural plate (the neural fold) that then seals to form the neural tube[XAO]. The earliest recognizable dorsal ectodermal primordium of the central nervous system present near the end of gastrulation before infolding to form the neural keel; consists of a thickened pseudostratified epithelium[ZFA] [ http://zfin.org/curator http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neural_plate https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bn%3A0815318960 ]

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Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

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external definition

The earliest recognizable dorsal ectodermal primordium of the central nervous system present near the end of gastrulation before infolding to form the neural keel; consists of a thickened pseudostratified epithelium. Kimmel et al, 1995.[TAO]

has related synonym

presumptive central nervous system

lamina neuralis

homology notes

(...) at some stage of its development, every chordate exhibits five uniquely derived characters or synapomorphies of the group: (...) (4) a single, tubular nerve cord that is located dorsal to the notochord (...).[well established][VHOG]

id

UBERON:0003075