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Acrasiomycota


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The phylum containing the cellular slime molds. These are protoctists that pass through a unicellular stage of amoebas that feed on bacteria. Subsequently, these amoebas aggregate to form a fruiting structure that produces spores. The two most extensively studied species from this phylum are Dictyostelium discoideum and Polysphondylium pallidum.

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