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Comparative genomics of the social amoebae Dictyostelium discoideum and Dictyostelium purpureum (2011)
Journal Article
Rivero Crespo, F. (2011). Comparative genomics of the social amoebae Dictyostelium discoideum and Dictyostelium purpureum. Genome Biology, 12(2), https://doi.org/10.1186/gb-2011-12-2-r20

Background: The social amoebae (Dictyostelia) are a diverse group of Amoebozoa that achieve multicellularity by aggregation and undergo morphogenesis into fruiting bodies with terminally differentiated spores and stalk cells. There are four groups of... Read More about Comparative genomics of the social amoebae Dictyostelium discoideum and Dictyostelium purpureum.

Phylogeny-wide analysis of social amoeba genomes highlights ancient origins for complex intercellular communication (2011)
Journal Article
Heidel, A. J., Lawal, H. M., Felder, M., Schilde, C., Helps, N. R., Tunggal, B., …Glöckner, G. (2011). Phylogeny-wide analysis of social amoeba genomes highlights ancient origins for complex intercellular communication. Genome research, 21(11), 1882-1891. doi:10.1101/gr.121137.111

Dictyostelium discoideum (DD), an extensively studied model organism for cell and developmental biology, belongs to the most derived group 4 of social amoebas, a clade of altruistic multicellular organisms. To understand genome evolution over long ti... Read More about Phylogeny-wide analysis of social amoeba genomes highlights ancient origins for complex intercellular communication.