True Facts: The Self-Sacrificing Amoeba
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Thank you to:
The family of Dr John Bonner, Princeton University
https://www.princeton.edu/news/2019/02/15/microbiologist-john-bonner-leading-expert-cellular-slime-molds-dies-98

Dr Jitka Cejkova, University of Chemistry and Technology Prague
https://droplets.vscht.cz/people/cejkova

Dr Thomas Gregor, Princeton University
https://phy.princeton.edu/people/thomas-gregor

Dr Kathie Hodge, Cornell University
https://cals.cornell.edu/kathie-therese-hodge

Dr Bernard Jenni, Mabritec
https://www.youtube.com/c/bernardjenni

Dr Edvin Johannesen, Natural History Museum Oslo
https://www.nhm.uio.no/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SlimeMold

Kent Loeffler, Cornell University
http://www.plantpath.cornell.edu/plant_pathology/scene3b9f.html

Alberto Melappioni
https://www.youtube.com/c/AlbertoMelappioni

Dr Fred Spiegel, University of Arkansas
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Frederick-Spiegel

Cornell Center for Fungal Biology
http://ccfb.cornell.edu/

Education Development Center
https://www.edc.org/

TGLab, Princeton University
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UMass Amherst Libraries

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