Mutation of protein kinase A causes heterochronic development of Dictyostelium

IN heterochronic mutants the relative timing of developmental events is altered compared with the wild type. This generally results in a disordered embryo1,2, though heterochronic mutations may also be an important source of evolutionary variation3. In the rapidly developing (rde) mutants of Dictyostelium, stalk and spore cells differentiate before… (More)