cudA: a Dictyostelium gene with pleiotropic effects on cellular differentiation and slug behaviour.

@article{Fukuzawa1997cudAAD,
  title={cudA: a Dictyostelium gene with pleiotropic effects on cellular differentiation and slug behaviour.},
  author={Masahiro Fukuzawa and Nick Hopper and Jennifer Williams},
  journal={Development},
  year={1997},
  volume={124 14},
  pages={2719-28}
}
The Dictyostelium cudA gene encodes a nucleoplasmic protein that is essential for normal culmination. There are no functionally characterised homologues in other organisms but there is a related gene of unknown function in Entamoeba histolytica. The cudA gene is expressed by the prestalk cells that constitute the slug tip (the pstA cells), it is not… CONTINUE READING