Fruiting body formation by Chondromyces apiculatus.
After the vegetative cells have aggregated, they pile up in a mass which
then becomes elevated by the formation of a stalk. The mass of cells atop
the stalk eventually differentiates into a series of sporangioles, each
of which is a sac of resting cells. The process takes about 12 hours in
the photo of Chondromyces crocatus on the home
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