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Scientific classification
Domain: Eukarya
(unranked): Amoebozoa
Infraphylum: Mycetozoa
Class: Dictyostelia
Order: Dictyosteliida
Family: Dictyosteliidae
Genus: Polysphondylium
Bref. (1884)
Type species
Polysphondylium violaceum
Bref. (1885)

Polysphondylium is a genus of cellular slime mould, including the species Polysphondylium pallidum.[1][2] The genus was circumscribed by German mycologist Julius Oscar Brefeld in 1884.[3]


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  1. ^ Kawabe Y, Morio T, James JL, Prescott AR, Tanaka Y, Schaap P (2009). "Activated cAMP receptors switch encystation into sporulation". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 106 (17): 7089–94. doi:10.1073/pnas.0901617106. PMC 2678454Freely accessible. PMID 19369200. 
  2. ^ Heidel AJ, Glöckner G (2008). "Mitochondrial genome evolution in the social amoebae". Molecular Biology and Evolution. 25 (7): 1440–50. doi:10.1093/molbev/msn088. PMID 18413355. 
  3. ^ Brefeld O. (1884). "Myxomyceten I. Polysphondylium violaceum und Dictyostelium mucoroides". Untersuchungen aus dem Gesammtgebiete der Mykologie (in German). 6: 1–34.