Lens placode

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Lens placode
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Transverse section of head of chick embryo of fifty-two hours’ incubation.
Latin placoda lentis
Precursor surface ectoderm
Gives rise to lens
Code TE E5.16.3.1.0.0.13

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]

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  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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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.