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A typical plasmodial slime mold (a type of fungal-like group). The multi-nucleate plasmodium which is a free-living and creeping multi-nucleate mass of protoplasm is shown. It moves and engulfs microbes by phagocytosis.
Cultured specimen provided by Mr. Woo
Can you tell the ploidity of the specimen?
this is a haploid specimen :p
How to keep a slime mold in lab setting?
Hi Tom, we kept the specimen in dark and room temperature. It can only be kept alive for a few weeks.
Are you sure the the specimen is haploid? Have you checked with the life cycle?
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