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sorocarp development (GO:0030587)
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chimeric non-reproductive fruiting body development +  
sorocarp development +  
The process whose specific outcome is the progression of the sorocarp over time, from its formation to the mature structure. The process begins with the aggregation of individual cells and ends with the mature sorocarp. The sorocarp is a structure containing a spore-bearing sorus that sits on top of a stalk. An example of this process is found in Dictyostelium discoideum.

Exact Synonyms: sorocarp biosynthesis ;   sorocarp formation
Broad Synonyms: fruiting body development ;   fruiting body formation
Only In Taxon: NCBITaxon:33083 ! Dictyosteliida
Definition Sources: GOC:mah, GOC:mtg_sensu, ISBN:0521583640, PMID:4332228

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