neural fold


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neural fold

[′nu̇r·əl ′fōld]
(embryology)
Either of a pair of dorsal longitudinal folds of the neural plate which unite along the midline, forming the neural tube.
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Specifically, Xslug mRNA is strongly expressed in the lateral neural folds in early neural plate (stage 14, ~16 hr) embryos, coalesces into patterns approximating the premigratory crest aggregates by stage 16 (~18 hr), is evident in migratory streams in the head and trunk in taibud stages (stages 22-26, ~24-30 hr), but diminishes drastically by midtadpole development (stage 34, ~44 hr) as migration is completed (Linker et al.