Does anyone know lots of info on slime molds? If so, could they talk to me on MSN or via email? Thanks
I used to be married to one.NeedBioInfo said:Does anyone know lots of info on slime molds? If so, could they talk to me on MSN or via email? Thanks
Thank goodness. I am so tired of tripping over tomatoes in the dark!NeedBioInfo said:Actually, a while back they took the genes from a lightning bug/firefly and put mixed them with that of a tomato. Creating glow in the Dark Tomatoes.
NeedBioInfo said:Basically what I want to know is could you put the genes from a slime mold into a multi-cellular organism...and how would you do that..etc
NeedBioInfo said:Apparently you can take genes from one species and put them into another if what I read below is correct which is what's below
Aren't they already using genes from one species and putting them into others? For example, putting bioluminence genes from say, fireflies, into some other insect, so they glow in the dark...or putting genes from one plant into another to make them more resistent to some type of disease? I'm not fully up on this stuff these days...but I seem to think this stuffs been going on for a while...
NeedBioInfo said:I also wanted to know about the bio-chemical ability of slime molds, I mean their ability to connect up to each other is based on chemical stuff and not genes right?
NeedBioInfo said:Also you'd have trouble putting genes from one species until another because they'd get rejected/destroyed etc right?
NeedBioInfo said:I read this:
. A slime mold is composed of thousands of* amoebas that live individual lives but come together when hungry. When the individual vibrations produced by the hunger reach a critical point, they organize into a coherent entity that can move on the ground as a unit. When it reaches a desired location in the forest the mold sprouts a stalk and body that emits spores from which new amoebas are born, thus renewing the process.
NeedBioInfo said:Anyways somebody said
The slime mold lacks cell walls which allows the mass together in one protoplasm (or a single-celled slime mold) or form fruiting structures made up of many cellular slime molds and not just one. The fruiting structures allow the slime mold to release spores, but that doesn't make them fungi--they are still in the kingdom protista.
Does that mean a multi-cellular organism could not have that ability genetically because a multi-cellular organism would have cells with cell walls?
I think somebody got confused when I was talking to them because they were talking about them connecting to each other due to the need to share electrons
Slime molds are a type of fungus that typically live on decaying organic matter. They are unique because they can exist in both a unicellular and multicellular form, switching between the two depending on environmental conditions.
Slime molds move by using their cytoplasmic streaming, which is a process where the cytoplasm flows and creates a network of filaments that allow the organism to move in a specific direction. They can also move by forming spores and being carried by wind or water.
Slime molds reproduce by forming spores, which are small reproductive cells that can be carried by wind or water to new locations. They can also reproduce asexually by dividing and creating identical copies of themselves.
Slime molds are important to study because they have unique characteristics that can provide insight into evolutionary processes and can also be used in the fields of biotechnology and medicine. They can also serve as indicators of environmental health.
There are several ways to get involved in studying slime molds. You can join a research team or university program that focuses on slime molds, attend conferences and workshops, or participate in citizen science projects that involve collecting data on slime molds. You can also connect with experts in the field through online forums and social media groups.