Aggregation association

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Biology or cell biology speaks of an aggregation association when individual cells assemble into associations without losing their individuality .


This is often the case with green algae , slime molds and amoebas .

With the accumulation and coexistence of bacteria , there is also symbiosis and fruiting body formation (myxobacteria), or star and net-like forms.


The aggregation can occur through active migration of single cells or through passive collision and sticking together of cells and cell clumps in suspension cultures ( cell adhesion ).

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