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Summary Anatomy Item Literature (1575) Expression Attributions Wiki

Anatomy Term: midbrain
XAO ID: 0000014
Synonyms: mesencephalon
Definition: "Middle part of the brain composed of the optic tectum and penducular region."
Stage Range: NF stage 22 to death
Marker Genes: ckb htr1a
Develops From:
Anatomy Item Stage Range
anterior neural tube NF stage 18 to NF stage 28
Develops Into:
Anatomy Item Stage Range
optic tectum NF stage 40 to death
Parent(s): anterior neural tube


Parent(s): multi-tissue structure (is_a) brain (part_of)


References: NCBO BioPortal , Ontology Lookup Service
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