prechordal plate formation

id: GO:0021501
name: prechordal plate formation
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The formation of the prechordal plate. The prechordal plate is a thickening of the endoderm at the cranial end of the primitive streak formed by the involution of Spemann's organizer cells. The prechordal plate and the notochord induce the formation of the neural plate from the overlying ectodermal cells.

Parent Functions

GO:0048646anatomical structure formation involved in morphogenesis