Teleost head kidney consists of fused bilateral lobes located in the anterior part of the kidney. It is analogous to the mammalian bone marrow and the primary site of definitive hematopoiesis[ZFA,modified]. [ https://doi.org/10.1242/dev.00427 http://zfin.org/ZDB-PUB-040923-1 ]

Synonyms: anterior kidney kidney marrow

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organ_slim

external definition

The zebrafish head kidney consists of fused bilateral lobes located in the anterior part of the kidney. It is analogous to the mammalian bone marrow and the primary site of definitive hematopoiesis. Davidson and Zon 2004.[TAO]

external ontology notes

in GO, head kidney isa pronephros. Modified the ZFA relationships - the HK is derived from the anterior part of the pronephros and persists until adulthood

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UBERON:0007132