Original paper

New records of dictyostelids from China

Liu, Pu; Li, Yu


Four species of dictyostelid cellular slime molds (dictyostelids) representing two genera were isolated from soil samples collected from Hainan and Hubei Provinces in China. Two of these (Dictyostelium antarcticum and D. gloeosporum) are new records for China, D. sphaerocephalum is a new record for Hainan Province, and Polysphondylium candidum is a new record for Hubei Province. Relevant characteristics of these species, based on these isolates, are described and illustrated.


cellular slime moldsdictyosteliumpolysphondyliumtaxonomy