Self-recognition in social amoebae is mediated by allelic pairs of tiger genes.

@article{Hirose2011SelfrecognitionIS,
  title={Self-recognition in social amoebae is mediated by allelic pairs of tiger genes.},
  author={Shigenori Hirose and Rocio Benabentos and Hsing-I Ho and Adam Kuspa and Gad Shaulsky},
  journal={Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={333 6041},
  pages={
          467-70
        }
}
Free-living cells of the social amoebae Dictyostelium discoideum can aggregate and develop into multicellular fruiting bodies in which many die altruistically as they become stalk cells that support the surviving spores. Dictyostelium cells exhibit kin discrimination--a potential defense against cheaters, which sporulate without contributing to the stalk. Kin discrimination depends on strain relatedness, and the polymorphic genes tgrB1 and tgrC1 are potential components of that mechanism. Here… CONTINUE READING
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