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Physarum

(Science: fungus) A member of the myxomycetes or acellular slime moulds. Normally exists as a multinucleate plasmodium that may be many centimetres across, but if starved and stimulated by light will produce spores that later germinate to produce amoeboid cells, myxamoebae, which may transform into flagellated swarm cells.

Either of these cell types may fuse to produce a zygote that forms the plasmodium by synchronous nuclear division. Easily grown in the laboratory and much used for studies on cytoplasmic streaming and on the cell cycle because they show synchronous dNA synthesis and nuclear division).


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Re: Behaviour of Amoebozoans

... the eukaryotic supergroup Amoebozoa, including two free-living amoebae (Acanthamoeba castellanii, Hartmannella vermiformis) and three slime molds (Physarum polycephalum, Hyperamoeba dachnaya and Hyperamoeba sp.), we obtained new broad-range perspectives on the evolution and biosynthetic capacity ...

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by sara135
Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:51 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
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Actin filiments role in ameoboid movement

but how this actin and myosin are works in Physarum polycephalum please if u know the ans.it really confused me now i can not undrestand it

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by aryan79
Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:36 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Actin filiments role in ameoboid movement
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physarum polycephalum

I've been looking through the literature, and what you're asking is the equivalent of a biologist saying, "I want to simulate Physarum oscillation on the computer, but I don't want to learn any of that technical computer stuff." It's probably possible, but what use would the finished ...

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by taban
Mon Jul 23, 2007 1:12 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: physarum polycephalum
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physarum polycephalum

I've been looking through the literature, and what you're asking is the equivalent of a biologist saying, "I want to simulate Physarum oscillation on the computer, but I don't want to learn any of that technical computer stuff." It's probably possible, but what use would the finished ...

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by Darby
Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:59 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: physarum polycephalum
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physarum polycephalum

It's awfully old, but have a look at: http://jeb.biologists.org/cgi/reprint/81/1/217 Physarum has been used as a system to model all kinds of networks over the years. I suppose its appeal is its relative simplicity as an organism. I don't really follow the field, ...

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by blcr11
Mon Jul 23, 2007 5:30 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: physarum polycephalum
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