Term: CaP motoneuron axon guidance
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Name: CaP motoneuron
Synonyms: CAP motoneurons, caudal primary motoneuron
Definition: A primary motor neuron part of the spinal cord. The CaP motoneuron is found within 1 soma diameter of the ventral root. The axon of the CaP motoneuron extends ventrally from the ventral root, within the space between the notochord and the medial surface of the axial muscles. Below the notochord, the axon extends within the ventral median septum to the ventral edge of the axial muscles, where it turns dorsally and laterally to project over the lateral surface of the axial muscles.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009243]
Name: axon guidance
Synonyms: axon chemotaxis, axon growth cone guidance, axon pathfinding
Definition: The chemotaxis process that directs the migration of an axon growth cone to a specific target site in response to a combination of attractive and repulsive cues.
Ontology: GO: Biological Process [GO:0007411]   QuickGO   AmiGO