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The neural tube is the part of the development of the central nervous system in a developing embryo. What is pretty amazing about this is that within the first 4 weeks of development from conception, the entire framework of the central nervous system will have finished forming! Around day 18, the neural plate appears at the midline of the thickening of the ectoderm, the outermost layer of the germinal sac. Essentially what happens over the next couple of days is that the neural plate forms a depression, which eventually is pushed down and separated from the original cell layer by the fusion of the neural crests, resulting in the formation of a neural tube - this is rather hard to explain without a proper diagram!
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In a toad embryo the neural tube does what?

The neural tube is the embryonic predecessor of the brain and spinal cord. Which means, most of what it "does" is develop into a brain and spinal cord. The neural tube is init

What is the neural tube formed by the fusion of?

It is formed from neural folds that arise from the neuralgroove in a developing fetus.

What foods will prevent neural tube defects?

The vitamin known to help prevent neural tube defects is folic acid, also called Vitamin B9 or folate. Foods rich in folate include the following: . Black-eyed peas . Lent

What will the neural tube become?

The brain and spinal cord. The cephalic portion of the nueral tube becomes the brain, the caudal portion becomes the spinal cord.

What are the two most common forms of neural tube defects?

The two most common forms of neural tube defects are spina bifida and anencephaly (having been born with no brain in the skull).

What risk is there with neural tube defects?

There are multiple medical complications associated with spina bifida, especially the most severe form (spina bifida cystica - myelomeningocele, in which a part or parts of th

What does the neural tube form in an embryo?

In the embryo the neural tube forms the central nervous system in the fetus, which is the brain and spinal cord. The reason pregnant women are given folic acid supplementati
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What is formed from the neural tube?

The neural tube forms the spinal cord and brain. Mistakes in the formation of these structures seems to be more common in folate deficiency. Women who may become pregnant a