Dictionary » S » Slime mould

Slime mould

slime mould

(Science: biology, microbiology) Two distinct groups of fungi, the cellular slime moulds or Acrasidae that include dictyostelium and the acellular slime moulds or myxomycetes that include physarum.

These nonphototrophic eukaryotic microorganisms lack cell walls, which aggregate to form fruiting structures (cellular slime moulds) or simply masses of protoplasm (acellular slime moulds).


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 1,690 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link