Dictyostelium discoideum, Demonstration Plate
Protists - Living Material
Cellular slime mold. Demonstrates amoeboid state, pseudoplasmodial state, and fruiting body, or sorocarp. Found in woodland soil in decomposing vegetation where bacteria are abundant. Incubation temperature 25°C. Plate cultures grown with Enterobacteria as food source; freeze-dried cultures include food source.
Characterized by an amoeboid stage (lacking cell walls) and a fungus-like reproductive structure.