A thick plate of cells derived from the neural ectoderm in the head region of the embryo that develops into the olfactory region of the nasal cavity. [ XAO:0000005 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nasal_placode ]

Synonyms: olfactory placodes placoda nasalis placoda olfactoria

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Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

plural term
olfactory placodes

latin term
placoda olfactoria

latin term
placoda nasalis


Olfactory placodes are the only ectodermal placodes to produce glia, a cell type typically derived from neural crest // Note that NBK53171 classifies this as non-neurogenic

has related synonym

nasal placode

nasal I placode

homology notes

We conclude this section by listing some of the many synapomorphies of craniates, including (...) (2) neurogenic placodes (...).[well established][VHOG]