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Cellular slime molds
Last update： November 8, 2017
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The cellular slime molds are soil amoebae feeding on bacteria and proliferating by fission. Upon starvation, however, they gather and construct multicellular fruiting bodies composed of spore masses and stalks to lift them up. Dictyostelium discoideum, the most widely used species of the cellular slime molds, has contributed to both basic and applied sciences as a model organism, due to his unique life cycle, development of molecular biological techniques and availability of the genome information.
University of Tsukuba and National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology collaborate as NBRP Resource Centers to take care of the biological resources of the social amoebae in Japan, and distribute them upon request from domestic and oversea users. We also acknowledge the users’ deposit of their newly developed strains.
Cellular lime mols strains
Standard strains, Genetically modified strains, Wild isolates
（derived from AX4 and KAX3）
Representative cDNA clones for predicted D. discoideum genes
Distribution / Deposition
We collaborate with Dicty StocCenter
Panel exhibition at the The 32nd Annual Meeting of the Molecular Biology Society of Japan.