Table 2.

Early and late markers of the neural plate

Marker gene expression
SpeciesIn early prospective neural plateIn definitive neural plate
Xenopus SoxD Sox3
Geminin Sox2
Opl (Zic1) NCAM
Zic3
Chick SOX3 SOX2
ERNI
OTX2 (pre-streak only)
NOT1/GNOT1 (pre-streak only)
Mouse Sox2 Sox3
Otx2 (pre-streak only)