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name: titan cell formation phenotype
def: "A microbial phenotype relating to the formation of titan cells, which are large cells produced by fungi that typically exhibit altered capsule structure, a thickened cell wall, increased ploidy, and resistance to nitrosative and oxidative stresses." [FAO:0000063, OMP:DAS, PMID:21821718]
is_a: OMP:0000000 ! microbial phenotype
comment: This is a high-level term whose primary purpose is to organize terms beneath it in the ontology, and we expect that it will not be used for direct annotations. Please consider using a more specific term to annotate each phenotype.
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