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Slimey Likes It! Studying Chemotaxis in Physarum Polycephalum

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In this Science Buddies science project, you will explore chemotactic responses of P. polycephalum in culture exposed to various amounts of glucose. You can customize this kit to include the Physarum polycephalum kit, different sized graduate cylinders, and beaker needed to complete this experiment.

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In this biology science fair project, you will observe how the Physarum polycephalum (P. polycephalum) organism responds to various amounts of glucose. P. polycephalum is easy to grow in a petri dish and responds in complex ways to its environment. Will it grow toward the chemical as it looks for a meal, or will it flee, trying to avoid further contact? Try this science fair project to learn more about chemotaxis in the fascinating Physarum polycephalum.

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