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Unformatted text preview: and clump together to form a slug-like pseudoplasmodium. From this forms a stalked fruiting body. In this fruiting body spores will be produced and released. Acellular Slime Molds Figure%: Reproduction of Acellular Slime Molds The plasmodium phase of the acellular slime molds differs from the pseudoplasmodium of the cellular slime molds in that it is diploid. This mass gives rise to a fruiting body in which meiosis occurs and haploid spores are produced. The spores germinate to produce flagellated gametes. These gametes fuse to form a diploid zygote. The zygote grows and its nucleus divides mitotically, but the cytoplasm does not divide, resulting in another plasmodium...
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