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Slime Molds

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Problem : Describe the differences between reproduction in cellular and acellular slime molds.

Cellular slime molds reproduce sexually and asexually, whereas acellular slime molds only reproduce sexually. Cellular slime molds have a haploid amebiod stage, but in acellular slime molds, the ameboid stage is diploid and multinucleate.

Problem : At what points in their life cycle do slime molds resemble protozoa? Fungi?

slime molds resemble protozoa in their ameboid stages. However, when the develop fruiting bodies that produce spores, the resemble fungi.

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