Induction and specification of cranial placodes.

  title={Induction and specification of cranial placodes.},
  author={Gerhard Schlosser},
  journal={Developmental biology},
  volume={294 2},
Cranial placodes are specialized regions of the ectoderm, which give rise to various sensory ganglia and contribute to the pituitary gland and sensory organs of the vertebrate head. They include the adenohypophyseal, olfactory, lens, trigeminal, and profundal placodes, a series of epibranchial placodes, an otic placode, and a series of lateral line placodes. After a long period of neglect, recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in placode induction and specification. There is… CONTINUE READING
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