Which of the following is a correct statement about slime molds?
(a) Cytoplasmic streaming helps distribute nutrients and oxygen in cellular slime molds.
(b) Cellular slime molds form interactive colonies when food is scarce, but their cells remain separate (i.e, no fusion).
(c) In plasmodial slime molds, the haploid condition is the dominant part of the life cycle.
(d) Cellular slime molds have haploid zygotes.
(e) Cellular slime molds have fruiting bodies that function in sexual reproduction.
Slime molds can be present anywhere on the Earth. They can grow in cold, dark, and moist conditions. It is neither a plant or an animal cell. Slime molds are of two types: plasmodial and cellular slime molds.
Answer and Explanation: 1
Cellular slime molds are also called dictyostelids. They mostly exist as individual unicellular protists. They perform reproduction by spore...
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