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Myxomycetes

[‚mik·sə‚mī′sēd·ēz]
(biology)
Plasmodial (acellular or true) slime molds, a class of microorganisms of the division Mycota; they are on the borderline of the plant and animal kingdoms and have a noncellular, multinucleate, jellylike, creeping, assimilative stage (the plasmodium) which alternates with a myxameba stage.
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Composition and Ecology of Myxomycetes in a Temperate Deciduous Forest of Southeastern Ohio.
2:00 AN UPDATE OF THE CHECKLIST OF MYXOMYCETES IN MISSISSIPPI
Many myxomycete surveys have dealt almost exclusively with "large", easily detectable, field-collected specimens.
EFFECT OF BARK pH ON THE OCCURRENCE AND ABUNDANCE OF TREE CANOPY MYXOMYCETES IN THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK.
For example, of the 88 counties in the state, only 64 have recorded myxomycete collections, and many of these counties have fewer than five recorded species (Keller and Braun 1999).
The total number (107) of myxomycete species recorded from the tree canopy included 52 new records for th e GSMNP.
Specimens collected from the tree canopy have produced 30 new myxomycete records, including a new species of Diachea for the Park.