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Term: primary motor neuron motor neuron axon guidance
Note: This page represents a term created by the combination ("post-composition") of two ontology terms. For more information on the individual terms, click the hyperlinked name.
Name: primary motor neuron
Synonyms: primary motoneuron
Definition: Motor neurons that arise during the first day of development. Primary motoneurons have larger diameter cell bodies and axons than secondary motoneurons and are positioned more dorsally and medially than secondary motoneurons. Primary motoneurons are present in a single bilateral pair of clusters in each spinal segment and innervate axial muscle fibers in the corresponding pair of myotomes. Axons make a conspicuous loop around the Mauthner axon before entering the ventral root.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009244]
Name: motor neuron axon guidance
Synonyms: motoneuron axon guidance, motor axon guidance, motor axon pathfinding
Definition: The process in which the migration of an axon growth cone of a motor neuron is directed to a specific target site in response to a combination of attractive and repulsive cues.
Ontology: GO: Biological Process [GO:0008045]   QuickGO   AmiGO