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slime mold


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n slime mold a naked mass of protoplasm having characteristics of both plants and animals; sometimes classified as protoctists
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In literature:

From the sour earth, sliming his hands and knees, arose an overpowering stench of decay and disturbed mold.
"Star Born" by Andre Norton
The damp, unpleasant scent of mold and wet grew stronger as they descended, and their fingers brushed slime-touched walls.
"Ralestone Luck" by Andre Norton
The cellar had only a mud bottom and this was covered with slime and mold.
"The Rover Boys on the Farm" by Arthur M. Winfield (AKA Edward Stratemeyer)
Some recent writers are inclined to separate the Bacteria and slime-molds from the fungus group, and call them fungus animals.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard

In news:

While naturalists have known of slime molds for centuries, only now are scientists really starting to understand them.
Brainless slime molds have memories.
The reason open-records laws are often called "sunshine laws" is the belief that public access to information will have the same disinfecting impact as opening to sunshine dark places awash in mold and slime.
Slime mold invades Palmyra park By Todd McHale Staff writer
Once the amoebae reach their destination, slime molds seed the area with the bacteria, ensuring any amoeba offspring will have plenty to eat.
Slime mold points to origin of memory.
That's some smart slime mold, there.
Slime Mold 's Powers of Recall Hint at Origin of Memory.
Let's hear it for slime mold s.
In 26 hours, slime mold built a tubular network after 36 bits of food were arranged like Tokyo and its environs.
Could have just asked a slime mold .
In this animated video short, watch as a slime mold navigates through a maze and solves a civil engineering problem.
Slime Mold Inspires Autonomous Brainless Undulating Robot.
Are You Smarter Than Slime Mold.
Slime Mold Engineers the Motorways of Spain.

In science:

Fernanda Alcantara and Marilyn Monk, Signal propagation during aggregation in the slime mold Dictyostelium discoideum, J.
An equation-free computational approach for extracting population-level behavior from individual-based models of biological dispersal
This is the case for the slime mold Dictyostelium discoideum and for the bacteria Escherichia coli.
Nonlinear mean field Fokker-Planck equations. Application to the chemotaxis of biological populations
This is referred to as chemotactic collapse. A model of slime mold aggregation has been introduced by Patlak (1953) and Keller & Segel (1971) in the form of two coupled differential equations.
Nonlinear mean field Fokker-Planck equations. Application to the chemotaxis of biological populations
Endo: Spatiotemporal symmetry in rings of coupled biological oscil lators of physarum plasmodial slime mold, Phys.
Synchronizability of networks with strongly delayed links: A universal classification
Segel, Initiation of slime mold aggregation viewed as an instability, J.
Asymptotic expansions of the solutions of the Cauchy problem for nonlinear parabolic equations
Initiation of slime mold aggregation viewed as an instability. J.
A well-balanced numerical scheme for a one dimensional quasilinear hyperbolic model of chemotaxis
Segel, Initiation of slime mold aggregation viewed as instability, J.
On the hydrodynamical limit for a one dimensional kinetic model of cell aggregation by chemotaxis
Segel, Initiation of slime mold aggregation viewed as an instability, J.
Multiple peak aggregations for the Keller-Segel system