Anatomy Term: vagal neural crest
XAO ID: 0004191
Definition: "One of the 5 distinct and partially overlapping functional domains of the premigratory neural crest. Together with the sacral neural crest cells, they develop into the ganglia of the enteric nervous system, also known as the parasympathetic ganglia. These cells, between the head and trunk, contribute post-cranially to the heart and gut, the chromatophores (pigment cells) of the epidermis, and the majority of the neurons and glial cells of the enteric nervous system. Both vagal and sacral neural crest cells contribute to the enteric nervous system in the hindgut."
Stage Range: NF stage 15 to NF stage 31
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References: NCBO BioPortal, Ontology Lookup Service