Upon neural retina specification, signals from the neural retina induce lens fate in the overlying surface ectoderm. The lens placode then invaginates to give rise to the lens vesicle, which buds out at around 24hpf. The lens vesicle keeps growing throughout adulthood and fibre cells differentiation is maintained from a pool of undifferentiated proliferating epithelial cells located at the most anterior region of the vesicle.
is part of: eye
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