Cellular slime molds

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Acrasiomycetes (division Myxomycota) A class of slime moulds in which the feeding stage generally consists of individual amoeboid cells (myxamoebae). Fruiting bodies are formed by aggregation of myxamoebae and differentiation of the resulting pseudoplasmodium. Acrasiomycetes are found in soil, decomposing plant material, etc.

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cellular slime moulds Slime moulds in which the feeding stage consists of independent, uninucleate, amoeboid cells (myxamoebae) that generally aggregate to form a pseudoplasmodium prior to fruiting.