What organs does the ectoderm give rise to?
The ectoderm gives rise to - generally - everything around the head region of a species.
a) Somatic Ectoderm:
- Lining of the mouth
- Olfactory organ
- Cloacal opening
b) Neural Crest Ectoderm:
- Central Nervous System (brain, spinal cord)
- Eyes (part of them)
c) Neural Plate Ectoderm:
- Peripheral Nervous System
- Splanchnocranium (part of the skull)
- Parts of the chondocranium (part of the skull)
- Teeth (part of them)