What is BASAL PLATES?

A cartilaginous plate produced as a result of fusion of parachordals and the trabeculae during development of skull in vertebrates. Plates located near or at the top of the stalk in Crinoidea. Plates that are the part of the apical disk in Echinodiea.

BASAL PLATES: "Developing neural tube consists of left and right basal plates. "

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