Cellular slime molds are eukaryotic unicellular soil amoebae that feed on bacteria and, upon starvation, aggregate to become multicellular and form fruiting bodies composed of a spore mass and a stalk. They have been used as a model organism in cytology, embryology, and mathematical biology, and are also attracting attention as a novel drug discovery resource. Genome-edited strains can be easily produced, and a wide variety of expression vectors are available.
・Genetically mutated or transformed lines: about 1,300 strains
・Wild strains collected from around the world: about 420 strains
・Gene disruption vectors, expression vectors: about 860 vectors