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Washington University in St. Louis

Social Amoebae Cooperating to Form Fruiting Bodies

Caption: A slice through a culture plates shows slugs (clumps) of the social amoebae D. discoideum (at left) on their way to becoming fruiting bodies (right). The photograph was shot in the lab of Joan Strassmann and David Queller by entomologist and photographer Alex Wild. For more of Wild’s photos, visit http://www.alexanderwild.com/.

Credit: Alexander Wild

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