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Slime mold

slime molds

organisms that contain true nuclei and resemble both protists and fungi (see fungus). They are grouped within the kingdom fungi, although in some classification systems slime molds are included in the kingdom protista.

They grow on dung and decaying vegetation and have a life cycle characterized by a slimelike amoeboid stage and a multicellular reproductive stage.


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... alive, the answer to ALL your questions is NO. BTW how do you imagine slime mold assembling? Viruses live only inside their hosts and there's ongoing discussion whether ...

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Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:13 pm
 
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... alive, the answer to ALL your questions is NO. BTW how do you imagine slime mold assembling? Viruses live only inside their hosts and there's ongoing discussion whether ...

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by JackBean
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... Sound , Electrical ?) 3:) Could a virus assemble in a manner akin to a slime mold? 4:) Could a group of assembled viruses, of the same species , hold a thought and work ...

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Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:43 am
 
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Re: Help with indentifying object - can't narrow to even kingdom

... I have ID'd these objects. I believe they are plasmodial stemonitis slime molds. If anyone is interested, here are some interesting facts: Hard seed pod phase of life ...

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by Sadial
Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:29 pm
 
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Help with indentifying object - can't narrow to even kingdom

... object - I am unable to determine if it is plant, animal or bacteria, mold or algae. Any input is appreciated. Background: Hundreds of these objects ... swells. It acts like desiccant. I've goggled bacterial colonies, slime mold, cinnamon fern spores, larvae, amphibian eggs and nothing matches. ...

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by Sadial
Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:50 pm
 
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Topic: Help with indentifying object - can't narrow to even kingdom
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