Where does slime’s life cycle start?

This is a bit like asking which came first:

the chicken or the egg?

Slime has a cyclic life

moving though different phases


What are Physarum’s typical main life phases?

(A) Sclerotium

(B) Plasmodium

(C) Sporangia

(D) Spores

(E) Flagellated swarm cells



Which life phase is best for electrical signals?

Mature plasmodium as it forms plasmodial tubes whose electrical signals can be monitored







What makes up plasmodial tubes?

SL: Slime Layer

V: Vesicle

Ec: Ectoplasm

En: Endoplasm


Cross section of plasmodial tube