Floor plate

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Floor plate
The floor plate separates the left and right basal plates of the developing neural tube.
System Nervous system
Precursor Notochord
Dorlands/Elsevier l_02/12475910

In the develping nervous system, the floor plate is a neural tube structure that separates the left and right components of the basal plate. Derived from the notochord during neurulation, it is a ventralizing structure, secreting Sonic hedgehog and aiding in the development of the dorsal-ventral axis of the brainstem and spinal cord. Template:Neuro-stub