Definition of cellular slime mold
- It is no small irony that although the biochemistry, genetics, and developmental biology of the cellular slime molds are relatively well explored, knowledge of the natural history of these popular experimental organisms remains patchy at best.
- —Roger Lewin, Science, 21 June 1985
- Similarly, when food is scarce, the cellular slime molds stop foraging and use a chemical signal to coordinate a cooperative stage in which a substantial proportion of the cells are guaranteed to perish without reproducing.
- —Justin Werfel and Yaneer Bar-Yam, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 27 July 2004