Oh Yeah, Developmental Biology!

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Oct 9
ohyeahdevelopmentalbiology:

Primary neurulation: neural tube formation in the chick embryo. (A, 1) Cells of the neural plate can be distinguished as elongated cells in the dorsal region of the ectoderm. Folding begins as the medial neural hinge point (MHP) cells anchor to notochord and change their shape, while the presumptive epidermal cells move towards the center. (B, 2) The neural folds are elevated as presumptive epidermis continues to move toward the dorsal midline. (C, 3) Convergence of the neural folds occurs as the dorsolateral hinge point (DLHP) cells become wedge-shaped and epidermal cells push toward the center. (D, 4) The neural folds are brought into contact with one another, and the neural crest cells link the neural tube with the epidermis. The neural crest cells then disperse, leaving the neural tube separate from the epidermis. (Photographs courtesy of K. Tosney and G. Schoenwolf; drawings after Smith and Schoenwolf 1997.)

ohyeahdevelopmentalbiology:

Primary neurulation: neural tube formation in the chick embryo. (A, 1) Cells of the neural plate can be distinguished as elongated cells in the dorsal region of the ectoderm. Folding begins as the medial neural hinge point (MHP) cells anchor to notochord and change their shape, while the presumptive epidermal cells move towards the center. (B, 2) The neural folds are elevated as presumptive epidermis continues to move toward the dorsal midline. (C, 3) Convergence of the neural folds occurs as the dorsolateral hinge point (DLHP) cells become wedge-shaped and epidermal cells push toward the center. (D, 4) The neural folds are brought into contact with one another, and the neural crest cells link the neural tube with the epidermis. The neural crest cells then disperse, leaving the neural tube separate from the epidermis. (Photographs courtesy of K. Tosney and G. Schoenwolf; drawings after Smith and Schoenwolf 1997.)