What is another word for myxomycetes?

3 synonyms found


[ mˈa͡ɪksəmˌa͡ɪsiːts], [ mˈa‍ɪksəmˌa‍ɪsiːts], [ m_ˈaɪ_k_s_ə_m_ˌaɪ_s_iː_t_s]

Myxomycetes, also known as plasmodial slime molds, are fascinating organisms that live in soil and forest environments. Some common synonyms for this term include protostelids, dictyostelids, and myxogastria. These words describe different subgroups of the larger myxomycete category. Protostelids are small, single-celled slime molds, while dictyostelids form colonies of cells that can move like a single organism. Myxogastria are the classic "slime molds" that we often picture when we think of this group of organisms. Despite being commonly called "molds," myxomycetes are not related to fungi, and are actually more closely related to amoebas.

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How to use "Myxomycetes" in context?

"myxomycetes" is a diverse group of fungi that share many common features but have evolved separately over time. They are often overlooked, but they play an important role in the environment by breaking down organic materials.

Myxomycetes are usually small, but some are quite large. Some are colorful, while others are mostly black or brown. Some have trapdoors or gills on the hyphal tips, while others lack these features.

Most myxomycetes are heterotrophic, meaning they use carbon dioxide and water to photosynthesize and derive nutrients from organic materials.

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