Ecology of Soil Eumycetozoans

Steven L Stephenson, Alan Feest

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Summary. Eumycetozoans, commonly referred to as slime moulds, are common to abundant organisms in soils. Three groups of slime
moulds (myxogastrids, dictyostelids and protostelids) are recognized, and the first two of these are among the most important bacterivores
in the soil microhabitat. The purpose of this paper is first to provide a brief description of all three groups and then to review what is known
about their distribution and ecology in soils.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-208
Number of pages8
JournalActa Protozoologica
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012


  • Key words: Amoebae, bacterivores, dictyostelids, myxogastrids, protostelids.


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