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|Term:||otic vesicle neuroblast fate specification|
|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.|
|Synonyms:||otic capsule, otocyst, ov|
|Definition:||Epithelial sac present beside the fifth rhombomere; forms the semicircular canals dorsally and the otolith organs ventrally, and houses the acoustico-vestibular sensory epithelia (maculae) of hair cells. (Also see Anatomical Atlas entry for ear by T. Whitfield.)|
|Ontology:||Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000051]|
|Name:||neuroblast fate specification|
|Definition:||The process in which a cell becomes capable of differentiating autonomously into a neuroblast in an environment that is neutral with respect to the developmental pathway. Upon specification, the cell fate can be reversed.|
|Ontology:||GO: Biological Process [GO:0014018] QuickGO AmiGO|