Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Slime Mold

I recently came across a very good article on slime mold.  I've worked with one of the species Dictyostelium discoides. Researchers are using the organisms for several purposes including understanding decision making and using it as a way of plotting out roads in an urban area.  These ancient creatures change from single cell organisms to multicellular creatures capable of producing spores or moving like a slug.  This is a link to the slime mold article.


       Laurie Knight has an excellent collection of photos including some very nice insect pictures.

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