Phylum Acrasiomycota (cellular slime molds)

  1. 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.
  2. How do they begin their life cycle?
    Begin life cycle as individual cells that resemble amoebas.
  3. How does it form to a single organism?
    Thousands of these individual cells will group together and function as a single organism.
  4. What will they eventually produce?
    They will eventually produce a structure called a "fruiting body"
  5. What do fruiting bodies produce?
    They produce spores by mitosis.
  6. What will spores eventually become?1
    They will eventually become the amoeba like cells and the process repeats.
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Phylum Acrasiomycota (cellular slime molds)
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