BIO 203


Like all organisms seem to have, slime molds also have adaptations to help deal with hard times. When the environment turns into a stressful unpleasant place to be, the slime has some adaptations to deal with these issues.

Dictyostelium fruiting body. Wikipedia

1. The slime mold can seek light and produce fruiting bodies (learn more here) full of spores.

2. It can also form a hard sclerotium, which is like a fruiting body, except that it is a hard cyst full of spores which can remain dormant for up to 75 years.

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