Date of Submission

Fall 2023

Academic Program


Project Advisor 1

Felicia Keesing

Abstract/Artist's Statement

The goal of this paper has been to find out how slime mold pathways change when presented with environmental challenges and/or imbalances of resources. Many studies have demonstrated Physarum polycephalum’s ability to find efficient and resilient pathways between food sources in a relatively short amount of time (often within 72 hours). Based on previous studies showing that slime mold is extremely good at solving mazes and finding very efficient routes between places, it could be used to implement more efficient transportation systems than we currently have in place in the US or in any other country. In this introduction we will explore the basic biology of PP, how it has been used in studies, how Phys. polycephalum relates to transportation systems, and where issues within transportation systems arise from.

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