Authors

Rei IshiiFollow

Faculty Advisor

Woods, Carrie and Smith, Adam

Area of Study

Science and Mathematics

Publication Date

Summer 2020

Abstract

The slime mold Physarum polycephalum creates a tubular plasmodial network between food sources when foraging. We expect through the lens of optimal foraging theory for these tubes to connect food sources in the most efficient, cost effective, and also redundant manner to optimize use of energy and reproduction. We constructed an apparatus for taking data from many plasmodia concurrently and algorithms for tracking plasmodial growth.

Publisher

University of Puget Sound

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