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Dictyostelium discoideum - • Aggregation if adequate food...

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Dictyostelium discoideum cellular slime mold Fig. 3 10X the genome of E. coli easily grown, amenable to genetic manipulation If plentiful food - it grows as a single-celled amoeba, feeding on bacteria and yeasts Highly mobile - good model for animal cell movement
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Unformatted text preview: • Aggregation if adequate food supply not available - forms wormlike structures called slugs composed of ~ 10,000 individual cells • Model for cell signaling and cell/cell interactions...
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