Friday, 28 February 2014

The Fantastic Voyage: Briefing; Cellular Mold

The Life Cycle of...

Today we had a new briefing given by Dr. Peter Klappa; who revealed that out chosen subject was 'Let's Have Sex'; the reproduction of specific molds and plants. The options were Plasmodial Mold, Cellular Mold, Moss and Ferns.

The Process:

Cellular Mold Life Cycle

Slime mold is a broad term describing some organisms that use spores to reproduce.

They feed on microorganisms that live in any type of dead plant material. They contribute to the decomposition of dead vegetation, and feed on bacteria, yeasts, and fungi. For this reason, slime molds are usually found in soillawns, and on the forest floor, commonly on deciduous logs.

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