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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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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
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with indentifying object - can't narrow to even kingdom
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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
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with indentifying object - can't narrow to even kingdom
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Re: Multicellular prokaryote

... with like and unlike cells - as simple as biofilm and as complex as slime mold sporangail formation. Your demand that we recognize your "fairly thorough and correct ...

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by JorgeLobo
Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:30 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Multicellular prokaryote
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How did collective animals evolve genetically?

A number of animals such as ants, jellyfish, sponges, slime mold slugs and even we humans are multicellular colonies or live as social groups. Is that explained ...

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by charles brough
Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:25 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: How did collective animals evolve genetically?
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Help ID Pesky Fungi Growing in Water

... it a fungi but I don't know this for sure. I also wondered if it was a slime mold or maybe even some kind of flox due to iron in the water. I know if you dump bleach into ...

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by BobMaine
Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:51 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Help ID Pesky Fungi Growing in Water
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