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Term:
optic nerve morphogenesis (GO:0021631)
Annotations: Rat: (6) Mouse: (6) Human: (6) Chinchilla: (6) Bonobo: (6) Dog: (6) Squirrel: (6) Pig: (6)
Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
abducens nerve morphogenesis +   
accessory nerve morphogenesis +  
cranial ganglion morphogenesis +  
cranial nerve formation +   
cranial nerve structural organization +   
facial nerve morphogenesis +   
glossopharyngeal nerve morphogenesis +   
hypoglossal nerve morphogenesis +   
oculomotor nerve morphogenesis +   
olfactory nerve morphogenesis +   
optic chiasma development  
optic nerve maturation 
optic nerve morphogenesis +   
The process in which the anatomical structure of the optic nerve is generated and organized. The sensory optic nerve originates from the bipolar cells of the retina and conducts visual information to the brainstem. The optic nerve exits the back of the eye in the orbit, enters the optic canal, and enters the central nervous system at the optic chiasm (crossing) where the nerve fibers become the optic tract just prior to entering the hindbrain.
trigeminal nerve morphogenesis +   
trochlear nerve morphogenesis +   
vagus nerve morphogenesis +   
vestibulocochlear nerve morphogenesis +   

Synonyms
Related Synonyms: CN II morphogenesis
Definition Sources: GO_REF:0000021, GOC:cls, GOC:dgh, GOC:dph, GOC:jid, ISBN:0838580343

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