The protoplast which emerges from the spore of Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa produces eight swarm cells. The published accounts of the life cycle differ in their descriptions of the steps between germination of the spore and formation of the swarm cells. The thread stage is described in only one previous account. A further description of this stage and illustrations of it are presented here.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1961 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
McManus, Mary Annunciata and McDade, Ferrell
"Cytological Studies of the Thread Phase of Ceratiomyxa,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 68(1), 79-85.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/pias/vol68/iss1/10