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Interplay of cell-cell signalling and multicellular morphogenesis during Dictyostelium aggregation

Hofer, T. and Maini, P. K. (1996) Interplay of cell-cell signalling and multicellular morphogenesis during Dictyostelium aggregation. In: In Computation in Cellular and Molecular Biological Systems. n/a, n/a (n/a). World Scientific, London, UK, pp. 15-28. ISBN n/a

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Abstract

The cellular slime mould Dictyostelium discoideum provides a paradin model system for the study of multicellular pattern formation. Its life cycle involves a route to primitive multicellular organization which has independently evolved in terrestrial species of at least four groups of microorganisms (myxobacteria, acrasiomycota-the cellular slime moulds, myxomycota, and ciliata [1]). In these species a large number of single cells (nuclei in myxomycota) form through a process of aggregation and differentiation, a fruiting body.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:n/a
Subjects:A - C > Biology and other natural sciences
Research Groups:Centre for Mathematical Biology
ID Code:469
Deposited By:Philip Maini
Deposited On:10 Dec 2006
Last Modified:20 Jul 2009 14:21

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