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- adj. Resembling or relating to a plasmodium.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to, or like, a plasmodium.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the character or properties of Plasmodium. Also plasmodic.
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What is most interesting about these true plasmodial slime molds is that they USED to be lumped in with all of the molds and fungus in Kingdom Fungi.
In plasmodial slime molds, the plasmodium moves to a dry, well-lit area and hardens.
Both cellular and plasmodial slime molds move across their habitats using amoeboid movement, ingesting food by the process of chemotaxis, following the chemical gradient given off by their food sources, to find food
Slime molds can be divided into two groups: plasmodial or true slime molds (Myxomycetes) and cellular slime molds (Acrasiomycetes).
There are roughly 500 species of plasmodial slime molds and only about 50 species of cellular slime molds Myxomycota (Phylum) Zipcodezoo. com.
Like the plasmodial slime mold, the pseudoplasmodium looks for a light, dry are to form the frutification, which is called a sorocarp and consists of a sorophore (the stalk) and a sorus
Three Japanese scientits were awarded the Ig Nobel Prize for Cognitive Science in 2000 for the discovery that a plasmodial slime mold,
Both cellular and plasmodial slime molds move across their habitats using amoeboid movement, ingesting food by the process of
Both plasmodial and cellular slime molds have a motile phase when growth and ingestion of food occurs and an immotile reproductive phase, and they differ mainly in their motile phase.
The merging of gametes to form a zygote makes the reproduction of plasmodial slime molds sexual rather than asexual.