Molecular phylogeny of Dictyostelium discoideum by protein sequence comparison.

@article{Loomis1990MolecularPO,
  title={Molecular phylogeny of Dictyostelium discoideum by protein sequence comparison.},
  author={William F. Loomis and Douglas W. Smith},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1990},
  volume={87 23},
  pages={9093-7}
}
Comparison of the amino acid sequences of eight proteins from the soil amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum to those of their homologs in bacteria, yeast, and other eukaryotes indicates that Dictyostelium diverged from the line leading to mammals at about the same time as the plant/animal divergence. Yeast appear to have diverged considerably earlier. It is argued that previous analyses indicating that D. discoideum diverged before yeast were misleading because of the nature of the small ribosomal… CONTINUE READING