Anatomy Term: cardiac progenitor cell
XAO ID: 0003268
Definition: "Type of presumptive precardiac cell that lie as paired primordia 30 to 45 degrees on either side of the dorsal midline of the embryo. As gastrulation proceeds, these migrate laterally, eventually fusing at the anterior ventral midline, where they differentiate into cardiac tissue. They give rise to the linear heart tube of the fused heart primordium and derive from the cardiac crescent."
Stage Range: NF stage 14 to NF stage 19
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References: NCBO BioPortal, Ontology Lookup Service