Dictyostelium cell shape generation requires myosin II.


Myosin II function has been implicated in non-muscle cell behaviors including movement, cytokinesis, and multicellular morphogenesis. Surprisingly, two-dimensional morphology and behavior of Dictyostelium amoebae lacking myosin II (mhcA-) is not dramatically altered when cells are examined using conventional imaging techniques. We have observed amoebae from… (More)


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