What organs does the ectoderm give rise to?

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Mar 2, 2015

The ectoderm gives rise to - generally - everything around the head region of a species.

1) Ectoderm:

a) Somatic Ectoderm:
- Epidermis
- 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)