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Summary Anatomy Item Literature (573) Expression Attributions Wiki

Anatomy Term: lens placode
XAO ID: 0000240
Synonyms: lens
Definition: "A thickened portion of ectoderm that serves as the precursor to the lens. It invaginates to form the lens vesicle, which gives rise to the crystallin-accumulating cells of the lens."
Stage Range: NF stage 27 to NF stage 33 and 34
Marker Genes: foxe3 cryga
Develops From:
Anatomy Item Stage Range
sensorial layer NF stage 10 to NF stage 66
Develops Into:
Anatomy Item Stage Range
lens NF stage 33 and 34 to death
Parent(s): sensorial layer


Parent(s): cranial placode (is_a) eye (part_of)


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