Dictyostelium discoideum: a model system for differentiation and patterning.

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In Dictyostelium, development begins with the aggregation of free living amoebae, which soon become organized into a relatively simple organism with a few different cell types. Coordinated cell type differentiation and morphogenesis lead to a final fruiting body that allows the dispersal of spores. The study of these processes is having increasing impact on… (More)

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