Term Information

Accession
GO:0000128
Name
flocculation
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
cell-cell adhesion involved in flocculation, flocculation via cell wall protein-carbohydrate interaction, flocculation via extracellular polymer, cell-cell adhesion involved in flocculation via cell wall protein-carbohydrate interaction
Alternate IDs
GO:0032128, GO:0043689, GO:0000501, GO:0043690
Definition
The reversible, non-sexual aggregation of single-celled organisms in suspension to form aggregates of many cells known as flocs. Source: PMID:8740415, PMID:21114594, GOC:jl, GOC:vw
Comment
The word floc derives from the Latin word floccus, which means a tuft of wool.
History
See term history for GO:0000128 at QuickGO
Subset
goslim_pir
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Parents of flocculation (GO:0000128)
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flocculation [is_a relation] is_a  intraspecies interaction between organisms (GO:0051703)
flocculation [is_a relation] is_a  adhesion between unicellular organisms (GO:0098610)
Children of flocculation (GO:0000128)
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positive regulation of flocculation (GO:1900735) [RO:0002213 relation] RO:0002213  flocculation
galactose-specific flocculation (GO:0036349) [is_a relation] is_a  flocculation
regulation of flocculation (GO:0060256) [RO:0002211 relation] RO:0002211  flocculation
mannose-specific flocculation (GO:0036350) [is_a relation] is_a  flocculation
negative regulation of flocculation (GO:0060257) [RO:0002212 relation] RO:0002212  flocculation
Wikipedia
Flocculation