slime mould


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Synonyms for slime mould

a naked mass of protoplasm having characteristics of both plants and animals

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Slime moulds are organisms with characteristics of both animals and plants.
Inventing God is a story within a story, whose frame gets told at the beginning of The Uses of Slime Mould.
The slime moulds are not intelligent as we understand it, but by flexibly responding to stresses like light, and adapting, they are able to solve navigation problems that would perplex computers.
Slime mould is a broad term describing fungus-like organisms that use spores to reproduce, but despite it being just a giant super-cell it can trace the best foods, reports New Scientist.
London, January 11 (ANI): In an unconventional research, a team of scientists has used a slime mould to suggest a solution to routing problems in cities.
London, September 7 (ANI): A team of scientists at the University of the West of England (UWE) is planning to make a 'Plasmobot', a complete robot made out of a plasmodium slime mould.
Even the simplest of social creatures, such as single-celled bacteria and slime moulds and other microbes, sometimes sacrifice their own well-being for the sake of their group.
Environmental biologist Professor Bruce Ing's Biodiversity In the North West: The Slime Moulds of Cheshire explains what slime moulds are and how they fit into the ecological environment of Cheshire.