Mission and Brief History

The PhysarumPlus website was established to provide a convenient point of connection for all those who are interested in Physarum polycephalum and related organisms. It is meant to serve not only the interests of scientists who are doing 'cutting edge' research using one of these remarkable biological systems but also the general public and young scientists who are deciding what research path(s) to pursue.

To give the new visitor to this website some sense of why Physarum has so many avid 'followers', it may be useful to provide a very brief history of the many ways in which research on the TRUE slime mold has helped the scientific community in its quest to understand various features of biological systems.
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