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mass of cytoplasm without a cell wall or cell membrane, that has many diploid nuclei
plasmodium
Describe the protozoan and fungus-like characterisitics of slime molds.
Protozoan: at different stages they have flagella and move like amoebas.
Fungus: They produce spores to reproduce.
Why might some biologists refer to plasmodial slime molds as acellular slime molds?
It is a mass of cytoplasm containing nuclei, but no cell walls or cell membranes that separate the cells.
How could a water mold eventually kill a fish?
It would digest its tissue overtime.
How does a plasmodial slime mold differ from a cellular slime mold?
Plasmodial slime molds feed as a plasmodium. Cellular slime molds feed as amoeboid cells.
In what kinds of environments would you expect to find slime molds? Explain.
Slime molds live in warm, moist environments that would provide a lot of food for them to survive.
If you know that a plasmodium consists of many nuclei inside a single cell, what can you infer about the process that formed a plasmodium?
The plasmodium is going through cell growth (because it has many nuclei) but is not dividing.