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(Botany) a slime mould, esp a slime mould of the phylum Myxomycota (division Myxomycetes in traditional classifications)
ˌmyxomyˈcetous adj

slime′ mold`

any of various funguslike organisms belonging to the phylum Myxomycota of the kingdom Protista, characterized by a somatic ameboid phase and a streaming phase in which the separate organisms merge and produce spore-bearing fruiting bodies. Also called myxomycete.
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Noun1.myxomycete - a slime mold of the class Myxomycetesmyxomycete - a slime mold of the class Myxomycetes
slime mold, slime mould - a naked mass of protoplasm having characteristics of both plants and animals; sometimes classified as protoctists
class Myxomycetes, Myxomycetes - the class of true slime molds; essentially equivalent to the division Myxomycota
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Hydrogen ion concentration (pH) values were measured for the five tree species, and later compared to the recorded myxomycete species assemblages.
County level distribution maps for myxomycete species were produced and GIS technology was used to investigate spatial patterns of distribution for these organisms.
Because Tennessee is characterized by moderate temperatures, adequate moisture, and a variety of habitats, it should be expected to support a rich myxomycete biota.
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Bark factors including tree species, pH, height in tree and water holding capacity were analyzed as to their relationship to the myxomycete assemblages cultured in moist chambers.
The compilation of several published and unpublished studies of myxomycete records from Athens County resulted in a total of 52 species.