name: follicular B cell differentiation
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def: "The process in which a B cell in the spleen acquires the specialized features of a follicular B cell. Follicular B cells are major population of mature recirculating B cells in the spleen and are located in the B-cell follicle region." [GOC:jal, ISBN:0781735149]
comment: Note that immunologists typically use the word 'development' to refer to cells of B or T cell lineages undergoing the process that GO describes as 'cell differentiation'.
synonym: "follicular B cell development" RELATED [GOC:add]
synonym: "follicular B lymphocyte differentiation" EXACT 
synonym: "follicular B-cell differentiation" EXACT 
synonym: "follicular B-lymphocyte differentiation" EXACT 
is_a: GO:0002313 ! mature B cell differentiation involved in immune response
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