Cranial ectodermal placode with potential to develop into a component of the nervous system, such as nerves or ganglia. [ ]

Synonyms: neurogenic placodes

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Term information



plural term
neurogenic placodes [ ZFA:0001309 ]

curator notes

Includes: trigeminal, otic, lateral line and epibranchial placodes.

has related synonym

placodae neurogenicae



taxon notes

While some sensory placodes (otic and olfactory) may have homologues in basal chordates (Wada et al., 1998), the so-called neurogenenic placodes (trigeminal, otic, lateral line and epibranchial placodes) appear to have emerged at a later time (Shimeld and Holland, 2000)