What classification is slime mold?
Description: This photo shows a black slime mold eating a decaying Rhododendron leaf. Slime molds are made up of individual cells that form an aggregate mass. In their visible, aggregate states, they look like blobs, gooey or foamy masses, spilled jelly, or even dog vomit.
The slime molds and the water molds are members of this group. They all obtain energy by decomposing organic materials, and as a result, are important for recycling nutrients. The plasmodium is the feeding stage of the slime mold. It moves much like an amoeba, slowly sneaking along decaying organic material.
Mycetozoa include the following three groups: Myxogastria or myxomycetes: syncytial, plasmodial, or acellular slime molds. Dictyosteliida or dictyostelids: cellular slime molds. Protosteloids: amoeboid slime-molds that form fruiting bodies.
Why are slime molds placed in Protista?
What is the latest classification of slime molds?
Slime molds are classified in the Kingdom Protista (the Protists), despite many years of having been classified as fungi, in the class Myxomycetes.