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Accession
GO:0043158
Name
heterocyst differentiation
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
heterocyst biosynthesis, heterocyst cell differentiation, heterocyst formation
Alternate IDs
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Definition
The process in which a relatively unspecialized cell acquires specialized features of a heterocyst, a differentiated cell in certain cyanobacteria whose purpose is to fix nitrogen. Source: GOC:jl
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History
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