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Plasmodial slime mould

Plasmodial slime mould

C025/9361

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28.7 x 43.9 cm ⏐ 11.3 x 17.3 in (300dpi)

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NIGEL DOWNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY NIGEL DOWNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Close-up of a plasmodial slime mould (Physarum polycephalum) creeping over a pine twig in a Norfolk pine forest. This single-celled organism with multiple nuclei forages for food by sending out branches (plasmodia) from a central location.

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