Pictorial supplement to The Fifth Kingdom - Chapter 2a

Protozoan   'pseudofungi'

the so-called "Slime Moulds"

Phylum Myxostelida  (12 pictures)

plasmod1.jpg (7980 bytes)  Myxostelida - macroscopic plasmodium in banana stump
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plasmod2.jpg (6642 bytes) Myxostelida - plasmodium searching for food on water agar in a petri dish
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plasmod3.jpg (4667 bytes) Myxostelida - metamorphosing plasmodium leaves a trail of stalked sporangia
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myxameb.jpg (16080 bytes) Myxostelida - resting spores splitting open to release myxamoebae
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myxo8.jpg (6898 bytes) Myxostelida - Stemonitales - tall sporangia of Stemonitis fusca
 
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myxo6.jpg (4941 bytes) Myxostelida - Trichiales - young sporangia of Trichia decipiens
  
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myxo5.jpg (6140 bytes) Myxostelida - Physarales - sessile sporangia of Physarum cinereum on grass.
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myxo7.jpg (6517 bytes) Myxostelida - Stemonitales - sporangia of Diachea leucopodium
  
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myxo10.jpg (6581 bytes) Myxostelida - Trichiales - plasmodiocarp of Hemitrichia serpula
 
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myxo11.jpg (4532 bytes) Myxostelida - Trichiales - stained, helically ornamented capillitium threads and some spores
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myxo9.jpg (3794 bytes) MyxostelidaLiceales - aethalia of Lycogala epidendron
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myxo12.jpg (6094 bytes) Myxostelida - Liceales - pseudocapillitium of Lycogala
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Mycologue Publications 2001