Phylum Acrasiomycota (cellular slime molds)
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What are slime molds?
- Any of several hundred primitive heterotrophic
- organisms that superficially resemble fungi,
- and were once grouped with them, but are now classified as protists.
- Like animals and plants, slime molds are eukaryotes.
How do they begin their life cycle?
Begin life cycle as individual cells that resemble amoebas.
How does it form to a single organism?
Thousands of these individual cells will group together and function as a single organism.
What will they eventually produce?
They will eventually produce a structure called a "fruiting body"
What do fruiting bodies produce?
They produce spores by mitosis.
What will spores eventually become?1
They will eventually become the amoeba like cells and the process repeats.
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