akinete formation

id: GO:0034302
name: akinete formation
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The process in which an akinete, a thick-walled (encysted) dormant cell derived from the enlargement of a vegetative cell, is formed. Akinetes typically have granular cytoplasm, are more resistant to environmental extremes than vegetative cells, and are characteristic of several groups of Cyanobacteria.

Parent Functions

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