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Term:ascospore formation
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Accession:GO:0030437 term browser browse the term
Definition:The process in which cells that are products of meiosis acquire the specialized features of ascospores. Ascospores are generally found in clusters of four or eight spores within a single mother cell, the ascus, and are characteristic of the ascomycete fungi (phylum Ascomycota).
Comment:Note that ascospores and asci are separate biological structures. The ascus is the structure that contain the ascospores, but the development of the ascus is a different process than the formation of the ascospores themselves; for instance, some mutations affect sporulation without affecting ascus development. For this reason, GO:0030437 ascospore formation and GO:0075317 ascus development are different terms and are not linked.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: ascospore biosynthesis
 broad_synonym: spore formation;   sporulation
 alt_id: GO:0007151
 only_in_taxon: NCBITaxon:4890 ! Ascomycota



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  biological_process 19497
    reproductive process 1827
      reproductive process in single-celled organism 1
        ascospore formation 0
          ascospore wall biogenesis + 0
          ascospore-type prospore assembly + 0
          negative regulation of ascospore formation 0
          positive regulation of ascospore formation + 0
          regulation of ascospore formation + 0
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  biological_process 19497
    developmental process 6889
      anatomical structure development 6306
        anatomical structure morphogenesis 2911
          anatomical structure formation involved in morphogenesis 1239
            sporulation resulting in formation of a cellular spore 0
              sexual sporulation resulting in formation of a cellular spore 0
                ascospore formation 0
                  ascospore wall biogenesis + 0
                  ascospore-type prospore assembly + 0
                  negative regulation of ascospore formation 0
                  positive regulation of ascospore formation + 0
                  regulation of ascospore formation + 0
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