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A sorocarp (from the Greek word soros "a heap" + karpos "fruit") is the fruiting body characteristic of certain cellular slime moulds (e.g., Dictyosteliida). Each sorocarp consists of both a sorophore (stalk) and a sorus.[1][2] Sorocarps release spores.


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  2. ^ Lawrence, E. 2005. Henderson's Dictionary of Biology, 13th Ed. Prentice Hall, London