Topics » Science & Technology   April 3, 2012

Slime Molds, Revealed

Plasmodium

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Fruiting BodiesPretzel MoldFused Stalks and SporesTubular StalksPlasmodiumPuffballsAmoebas on the MoveUnder the MicroscopeExposed Spores Tropical Slime MoldOn the Forest Floor

Plasmodium

This is the plasmodium of a myxcomycete, the variety of slime molds that are typically large enough to be seen by the naked eye. This yellow slime mold is preparing to transform into fruiting bodies.

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