The Slime Mould Collective

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Some links to research projects involving Physarum Polycephalum...

Slime mould simulates Tokyo rail network
Physarum Polycephalum used to identify most efficient transport networks in Tokyo.
http://scienceblogs.com/notrocketscience/2010/01/slime_mould_attack...
Reference: Tero et al. 2010. Rules for Biologically Inspired Adaptive Network Design. Science 10.1126/science.1177894

Leverhulme Trust Research project: "Mold Intelligence: Designing Biological Amorphous Robots". Jeff Jones, Dr. Soichiro Tsuda, Professor Andrew Adamatzky.
http://uncomp.uwe.ac.uk/jeff/
New Scientist article on the project: 6 September 2009
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20327245.100-plasmobot-the-sl...

Physarum's maze solving skills
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25-primitive-intelligence.html
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v407/n6803/full/407470a0.html

Smart amoebas reveal origins of primitive intelligence
29 October 2008 by Colin Barras
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn15068

Division of Biological Chemistry, Biocentre, Innsbruck Medical University
Physarum nitric oxide synthase
Physarum polycephalum is a single-cell multi-nuclear model organism used in cell biology because of its naturally synchronous cell cycle and its ability to undergo differentiation.
http://www.i-med.ac.at/imcbc/molecularcellbiologyfolder/Research/Re...

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