The mating system of the cellular slime mould Dictyostelium discoideum

@article{Robson2004TheMS,
  title={The mating system of the cellular slime mould Dictyostelium discoideum},
  author={Gillian E. Robson and Keith Leslie Williams},
  journal={Current Genetics},
  year={2004},
  volume={1},
  pages={229-232}
}
SummaryThe mating reaction (macrocyst formation) and vegetative compatibility (which is believed to be associated with only the mating type locus in D. discoideum) of asexual, bisexual and homothallic strains of Dictyostelium discoideum were examined. Three asexual strains were vegetatively compatible with a matA tester strain and vegetatively incompatible with a mata tester strain, so we propose that these asexual strains are in fact strains of matA mating type with defective mating capacity… 
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