Term Information [More information on syncytium formation]

Accession
GO:0006949
Name
syncytium formation
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
None
Definition
The formation of a syncytium, a mass of cytoplasm containing several nuclei enclosed within a single plasma membrane. Syncytia are normally derived from single cells that fuse or fail to complete cell division. Source: ISBN:0198506732
Comment
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History
See term history for GO:0006949 at QuickGO
Subset
goslim_pir
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Ancestors of syncytium formation (GO:0006949)
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syncytium formation [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) biological_process (GO:0008150)
syncytium formation [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) developmental process (GO:0032502)
syncytium formation [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) anatomical structure development (GO:0048856)
syncytium formation [Inferred part_of relation] part_of (inferred) anatomical structure morphogenesis (GO:0009653)
syncytium formation [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) cellular process (GO:0009987)
syncytium formation [Inferred is_a relation] is_a (inferred) single-organism process (GO:0044699)
syncytium formation [is_a relation] is_a  anatomical structure formation involved in morphogenesis (GO:0048646)
syncytium formation [is_a relation] is_a  single-organism cellular process (GO:0044763)
syncytium formation [is_a relation] is_a  single-organism developmental process (GO:0044767)
Children of syncytium formation (GO:0006949)
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syncytium formation by mitosis without cytokinesis (GO:0000769) [is_a relation] is_a  syncytium formation
syncytium formation by plasma membrane fusion (GO:0000768) [is_a relation] is_a  syncytium formation
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