The When and Where of Floor Plate Induction

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Science  27 Nov 1998:
Vol. 282, Issue 5394, pp. 1654-1657
DOI: 10.1126/science.282.5394.1654

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Floor plate induction is a well-studied early step in the development of the nervous system. Here Dodd, Jessell, and Placzek review recent work on the mechanism of that induction, including some controversial suggestions that part of the floor plate is derived from notochord.