<anatomy> Part of the vertebrate hindbrain, concerned primarily with somatic motor function, the control of muscle tone and the maintenance of balance. Important model for cell migration in developing mammalian brain owing to well studied migratory pathway of the granule neurone and to the existence of the neurological mutant mouse weaver in which granule cell migration fails.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)