Frederick W. Spiegel


Summary

My interests are in the mycetozoans or slime molds. These are those amoeboid eukaryotes that produce spore-bearing structures that resemble fungi. I am particularly interested in the systematics and evolution of the protosteloid amoebozoans. These are mycetozoans where an individual amoeba develops into a microscopic, stalked fruiting body that bears one to a few spores. I am presently involved in testing the hypothesis that the last common ancestor of Amoebozoa was protosteloid.

Evolutionary Studies Mycology Taxonomy

Work details

Distinguished Professor, Biological Sciences

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Department of Biological Sciences

PeerJ Contributions

March 11, 2014
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December 20, 2013 - Version: 2
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