The Embryonic Development of the Cerebral Cortex: What Can We Learn from Reptiles?

  • A. M. Goffinet
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The development of the cerebral cortex has so far been primarily examined in mammals, where a common sequence is constantly found (cfr. Caviness and Rakic, 1978). Neuronal precursors proliferate into germinative zones, lining the ventricles (ventricular zones: VZ); post mitotic elements migrate outward, along radial glial guides, and the majority of them settle into the telencephalic cortical plate (CP).


Cerebral Cortex Marginal Zone Ventricular Zone Cortical Plate Cortical Development 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Goffinet
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  1. 1.Unité de Neurologie du Développement Faculté de Médecine UCLChargé de Recherches au F.N.R.S. (Belgium)BrusselsBelgium

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