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Protoplasmic

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adjective

(1) (cell biology) Of, resembling, or relating to the protoplasm of a cell.

(2) Pertaining to the initial development or formation of living bodies.


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Word origin: protoplasm + -ic

Related form: protoplasm (noun)

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The Fiber Disease

... of water, the odds are that slime molds...will germinate in as little as 15 minutes... Within a few days, a glistening mass of active slime mold protoplasmic material, looking something like the veins of a leaf will appear. ( and I can scan the pic and download if any one wants to see it) This ...

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by Linn
Wed Apr 12, 2006 7:49 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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Views: 5560750

Behaviour of Amoebozoans

... movement or cytoplasmic streaming has yet to be fully understood, however there are many theories as to how it all comes about. I refered to the protoplasmic extentions of the plasmodium as pseudopodia, I do believe I was wrong in that terminology. In Jahns book they are refered to as "myxopodia," ...

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by Ken Ramos
Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:52 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Behaviour of Amoebozoans
Replies: 28
Views: 24285

Behaviour of Amoebozoans

... "false feet." This is known as "amoeboid movement," which is not too uncommon in some other microorganisms. The amoeba makes a protoplasmic extention of itself and the rest of the cell flows into that extension to but it simply. Although movement by eruptive waves of protoplasm ...

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by Ken Ramos
Fri Mar 10, 2006 1:10 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Behaviour of Amoebozoans
Replies: 28
Views: 24285

Myxomycota

... a "plasmodium." These plasmodium are quite large, they are multinucleate due to the large number of amoebo-flagellates that make up the protoplasmic mass and they are easily recognized, as I show in the image below of a "plasmodium" collected in a plastic petri dish. When the ...

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by Ken Ramos
Sun Feb 19, 2006 10:56 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Myxomycota
Replies: 9
Views: 6219

arcella gibosa

... split into several families or subfamilies because of their difference in form and texture of the test or shell. Locomotion is accomplished by protoplasmic flow or what is called ameboid movement, which is also exhibited in many other protozoa which are not ameba. I could cite many different ...

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by Ken Ramos
Tue Jan 17, 2006 12:07 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: arcella gibosa
Replies: 3
Views: 3853


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