Slime mould fruiting bodies, SEM

Slime mould fruiting bodies, SEM

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Caption: Slime mould fruiting body. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a fruiting body (sporangium) of the slime mould Hemitrichia serpula. The outer walls (peridia) of the sporangia have burst, releasing spores (tiny orange dots) and a network of threads known as the capillitium. In many species, the threads move and expand in response to changing levels of moisture, helping to disperse the spores. Slime moulds are not fungi, but a separate group with complex life cycles. The sporangia are produced when the slime mould encounters unfavourable conditions. Magnification: x10 at 6x6cm size.

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