name: socially cooperative development
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def: "The process whose specific outcome is the progression of a non-reproductive fruiting body over time, from its formation to the mature structure. A non-reproductive fruiting body is a colonial multicellular structure consisting of co-operating unicellular organisms, some of which are spores. An example of such a process is found in Dictyostelium discoideum and Myxococcus xanthus colonies." [GOC:pf, PMID:12448714]
synonym: "colonial development" EXACT 
synonym: "non-reproductive fruiting body development" RELATED 
synonym: "socially co-operative development" EXACT 
is_a: GO:0048856 ! anatomical structure development
is_a: GO:0051703 ! biological process involved in intraspecies interaction between organisms
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