A melanoblast is a precursor cell of a melanocyte. These cells migrate from the trunk neural crest cells (in terms of axial level from neck to posterior end) dorsolaterally between the ectoderm and dorsal surface of the somites.[1]

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  1. Mort, Richard L.; Jackson, Ian J.; Patton, E. Elizabeth (2015-02-15). "The melanocyte lineage in development and disease". Development (Cambridge, England). 142 (4): 620–632. doi:10.1242/dev.106567. ISSN 0950-1991. PMC 4325379. PMID 25670789.
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