How amoeboids self-organize into a fruiting body: multicellular coordination in Dictyostelium discoideum.

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When individual amoebae of the cellular slime mold Dictyostelium discoideum are starving, they aggregate to form a multicellular migrating slug, which moves toward a region suitable for culmination. The culmination of the morphogenesis involves complex cell movements that transform a mound of cells into a globule of spores on a slender stalk. The movement… (More)

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@article{Mare2001HowAS, title={How amoeboids self-organize into a fruiting body: multicellular coordination in Dictyostelium discoideum.}, author={A F Mar{\'e}e and Paulien Hogeweg}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America}, year={2001}, volume={98 7}, pages={3879-83} }