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Slime Molds, Physarum polycephalum, Plasmodium

by Flinn Scientific

Item #: LM1025

Price: $13.25

Physarum polycephalum plasmodium - Slime Mold Culture for microbiology studies is popular for observation of the amoebiod motion and cytoplasmisc streaming. The active stage of the life cycle.

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Physarum polycephalum-plasmodium. The active stage of the life cycle, popular for observation of its amoeboid motion and cytoplasmic streaming. Supplied as plate culture on oatmeal agar. A group notable for its unwillingness to be neatly classified. Grouped with the Protista because their vegetative state is a mobile amoeboid mass, and with the fungi due to their production of fungus-like fruiting bodies. Like the fungi they also produce spores with cell walls. Slime-molds live primarily in moist habitats on decaying plant matter, consuming bacteria and other microorganisms. Physarum polycephalum develops bright orange-yellow plasmodia and is readily cultured so that all stages can be studied and observed. Takes 5 days to culture after receipt.