Induction of the epibranchial placodes.

  title={Induction of the epibranchial placodes.},
  author={J L Begbie and Jean François Brunet and John L R Rubenstein and Anthony Graham},
  volume={126 5},
The cranial sensory ganglia, in contrast to those of the trunk, have a dual embryonic origin arising from both neurogenic placodes and neural crest. Neurogenic placodes are focal thickenings of ectoderm, found exclusively in the head of vertebrate embryos. These structures can be split into two groups based on the positions that they occupy within the embryo, dorsolateral and epibranchial. The dorsolateral placodes develop alongside the central nervous system, while the epibranchial placodes… CONTINUE READING