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The Dictyosteliida, cellular slime molds, live individually. When food runs out and they are ready to form sporangia, they release signal molecules into their environment, find each other and create swarms. They join up into a tiny slug-like creature, which crawls to an open place and grows into a fruiting body. Some of the amoebae become spores to begin the next generation, but some of the amoebae sacrifice themselves to become a dead stalk, lifting the spores up into the air.

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INTERACTIVE - The life cycle of ferns is different from other land plants as both the gametophyte and the sporophyte phases are free living. This interactive illustrates the alternation of generations in ferns.

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“What a marvelous cooperative arrangement - plants and animals each inhaling each other's exhalations, a kind of planet-wide mutual mouth-to-stoma resuscitation, the entire elegant cycle powered by a star 150 million kilometers away.” ~~~ Carl Sagan

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There is nothing to practice. To know yourself, be yourself. To be yourself, stop imagining yourself to be this or that. Just be. Let your true nature emerge. Don’t disturb your mind with seeking — Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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