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Slime Mold Hemitrichia

Slime mold Hemitrichia

This is one of several wonderful photos of slime molds taken by Kim Fleming (alias myriorama).  Slime molds are strange beings that come somewhere between fungi and protozoa in the tree of life.  They are sort of fungi that have a mobile stage in their life cycle.  I will certainly be keeping an eye out for them when I go for my next walk around the Reading University grounds.  I would expect that, with this warm wet autumn we have been having, there should be lots about.  I will also try to read up on them if I can find a decent book.

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