Slime-mold bodies

1947 Slime-mold bodies

The book of science

Tom Sharp

John Tyler Bonner botany

Slime-mold bodies




Here I write of dictyostelium, that is, cellular slime molds, which are neither molds nor particularly slimy. Nor are they animals, or fungi, or bacteria, or plants; they are protists, members of the fifth kingdom of life. These tiny creatures gather together, coordinate their behaviors, learn from their experiences, and sacrifice themselves for the propagation of their species.

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