A transverse unitary subdivision of the neural tube that shares a common dorsoventral structure (floor, basal, alar, and roof plates), but each having differential molecular identities and fates; they comprise the secondary prosencephalon, diencephalon (prosomeres), the midbrain (mesomeres), and the hindbrain (rhombomeres). [ https://github.com/obophenotype/uberon/issues/318 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tins.2013.06.004 ]

Synonyms: neural tube segment neural tube metameric segment neuromere neuromeres

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Term information



plural term
neuromeres [ TAO:0001328 ]

created by

Melissa Haendel

creation date


editor note

We take the definition of neuromere from Puelles et al, although the existence of mesomeres and prosomeres may not be widely accepted

external definition

A metameric segment of the central nervous system.[ZFA]

has related synonym

neural segment

neural metamere