Genetics of sex determination in the social amoebae

  title={Genetics of sex determination in the social amoebae},
  author={Gareth Bloomfield},
The social amoebae possess a sexual cycle that involves transient mutlicellularity: first a zygote attracts surrounding haploid amoebae to form a walled aggregate around it, and then cannibalizes these peripheral cells, eventually forming a dormant single‐celled macrocyst. Self‐fertile homothallic isolates occur as well as breeding groups of self‐infertile heterothallic cells, which commonly have more than two mating types. The mating‐type locus of the widely studied model organism… 

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