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



Results from our forum


physarum polycephalum

osciliation? Some sort of oscillation? For a slime mold, I'm not sure what that would mean. Something to do with cilia? Do slime ... certain kind of sense. yes oscillation the contraction in the body of a slime mould follows a oscillatory patern . the contarction happens when the slime mould ...

See entire post
by taban
Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:08 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: physarum polycephalum
Replies: 7
Views: 5946


This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 1,783 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link