Suppression of the growth/differentiation transition in Dictyostelium development by transient expression of a novel gene, dia1.


In Dictyostelium discoideum Ax-2 cells, a specific checkpoint (PS point) from which cells enter the differentiation phase in response to starvation has been specified in the cell cycle. Using the differential display method, we isolated a novel gene, dia1 (differentiation-associated gene 1), that is specifically expressed in cells differentiating from the… (More)