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Anatomy Term: adenohypophyseal placode
XAO ID: 0004208
Synonyms: pituitary placode
Definition: "The small pre-placodal ectoderm area that develops at the midline of the anterior neural ridge, abutting the anterior neural plate, and invaginates to form Rathke's pouch, which in turn forms the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland and gives rise to the endocrine secretory cells of the pituitary."
Stage Range: NF stage 17 to NF stage 39
Marker Genes: hesx1 pomc cpn1
Develops From:
Develops Into:
Anatomy Item Stage Range
adenohypophysis NF stage 40 to death
endocrine cell NF stage 26 to death
hypophysis NF stage 40 to death

Parent(s): cranial placode (is_a) neurogenic placode (is_a) non-neurogenic ectodermal placode (is_a) non-neural ectoderm (part_of)


References: Ontology Lookup Service , XB ANATOMY ONTOLOGY