Slime Molds

  • William T. Doyle
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Part of the Fundamentals of Botany Series book series

Abstract

Slime molds, or Myxomycota (myxa = slime; mykes = fungus) form a small group having practically no economic importance. Nonetheless, slime molds are of considerable interest to biologists. They are very useful experimental organisms, and are studied by both botanists and zoologists because their vegetative phase of growth is animal-like while their reproductive phase is plant-like.

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© Wadsworth Publishing Company, Inc., Belmont, California. 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • William T. Doyle
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  1. 1.University of CaliforniaSanta CruzUSA

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