Three distinct types of plasmodia are illustrated and compared. The physaraceous type is easily visible when mature, and forms a fleshy fan in the advancing portion. The stemonitoid type is delicate and transparent, macroscopically invisible up to the time of fruiting. The third type always remains microscopic, and never forms a reticulum of veins.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
©1961 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
McManus, Mary Annuciata and Taylor, Mary Kathryn
"Some Observations on the Plasmodia of Myxomycetes,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 68(1), 72-78.
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