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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High-resolution fluorescence microscopy was developed, which enabled visualization of mt-nuclei, containing a small amount of DNA, in the mitochondria of slime mould P.
Slime moulds are organisms with characteristics of both animals and plants.
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.
London, Feb 13 (ANI): A new study says that just as humans recognize the nutritional value of foods, slime mould can also make the complex decision.
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.
The amoeba species Dictyostelium discoideum lives in slime moulds in the soil.