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From: Physarum machines imitating a Roman road network: the 3D approach

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Experimental laboratory results. (a) A typical image of Physarum polycephalum growing on a non-nutrient substrate and connecting oat flakes, which represent major settlement areas U by a network of protoplasmic tubes, where a: site of inoculation, (b) oat flakes, (c) active zone, propagating in a search for nutrients, (d) oat flake occupied by Plasmodium, (e) protoplasmic tube. (Balkans territory template (Terrai): Physarum polycephalum growing in the 3D Balkans template and depictured in angular view. (c and d) Experimental laboratory example of north-east and then west propagation of the slime mould. Petri dishes with slime mould were scanned every 24 h.

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