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Term:
primary neural tube formation (GO:0014020)
Annotations: Rat: (117) Mouse: (117) Human: (101) Chinchilla: (97) Bonobo: (99) Dog: (57) Squirrel: (2) Pig: (79)
Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
embryonic heart tube formation +   
nephron tubule formation +   
neural tube formation +   
primary neural tube formation +   
The formation of the neural tube from an epithelial cell sheet (the neuroepithelium or neural plate). In primary neurulation, the cells surrounding the neural plate direct the neural plate cells to proliferate, invaginate, and pinch off from the surface to form a hollow epithelial tube. Primary neurulation is the typical mechanism of formation of the anterior neural tube.
roof plate formation  
secondary neural tube formation +  

Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: primary neural tube morphogenesis ;   primary neurulation
Definition Sources: GOC:ef, ISBN:0878932585

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