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Physarum polycephalum Plasmodium, Living, Plate

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  • Even protists demonstrate response to their environment
  • Physarum will move toward food sources embedded in the agar
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Physarum polycephalum is a plasmodial slime mold. The plasmodium is the active feeding stage of the organism and consists of a mass of multinucleate protoplasm. In moving, the plasmodium may move along many fronts that are connected by veins. Streaming of protoplasm is easily seen within the veins.

Optimal medium: 2% Agar with Old Fashioned Quaker® Oats. Optimal growth temperature: 25° C. Culture contains enough material for a class of 30 students.


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  • Medium: 2% Agar with Old Fashioned Quaker® Oats
  • Temperature: 25° C
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