optic vesicle formation

id: GO:0003403
name: optic vesicle formation
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The developmental process pertaining to the initial formation of the optic vesicle from the lateral wall of the forebrain. This process begins with the specific processes that contribute to the appearance of the vesicle and ends when the vesicle has evaginated. The optic vesicle is the evagination of neurectoderm that precedes formation of the optic cup.

Parent Functions

GO:0048646anatomical structure formation involved in morphogenesis