endospore formation

id: GO:0034301
name: endospore formation
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The process in which a cell gives rise to an endospore, a dormant, highly resistant spore with a thick wall that forms within the mother cell. Endospores are produced by some low G+C Gram-positive bacteria in response to harsh conditions.

Parent Functions

GO:0043936asexual sporulation resulting in formation of a cellular spore