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Term:
somatic motor neuron differentiation (GO:0021523)
Annotations: Rat: (5) Mouse: (5) Human: (5) Chinchilla: (5) Bonobo: (5) Dog: (5) Squirrel: (5) Pig: (5)
Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
lateral motor column neuron differentiation 
somatic motor neuron differentiation +   
The process in which neuroepithelial cells in the neural tube acquire specialized structural and/or functional features of somatic motor neurons. Somatic motor neurons innervate skeletal muscle targets and are responsible for transmission of motor impulses from the brain to the periphery. Differentiation includes the processes involved in commitment of a cell to a specific fate.
spinal cord motor neuron cell fate specification +   
visceral motor neuron differentiation  

Synonyms
Definition Sources: GO_REF:0000021, GOC:cls, GOC:dgh, GOC:dph, GOC:jid, PMID:11262869

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