Signalling and sex in the social amoebozoans

  title={Signalling and sex in the social amoebozoans},
  author={Danton H. O’Day and A.F.A. Keszei},
  journal={Biological Reviews},
The social amoebozoans have a life tricycle consisting of asexual multicellular development leading to fruiting bodies, sexual multicellular development resulting in macrocysts, and unicellular development generating microcysts. This review covers the events of sexual development in the best‐studied heterothallic (Dictyostelium discoideum) and homothallic (D. mucoroides) mating systems. Sexual development begins with pheromonal interactions that produce fusion‐competent cells (gametes) which… 

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