Lens placode

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Lens placode
Precursor surface ectoderm
Gives rise to lens

The Lens placode is a thickened portion of ectoderm which serves as the precursor to the lens.

Sox2 and Pou2f1 are involved in its development.[1]

See also


  1. Donner AL, Episkopou V, Maas RL (2007). "Sox2 and Pou2f1 interact to control lens and olfactory placode development". Dev. Biol. 303 (2): 784–99. doi:10.1016/j.ydbio.2006.10.047. PMID 17140559.

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