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June 30, 2016

Dicty World Race 2016: Registration is open for this year's Dicty World Race, to be held on October 26, 2016. Register your team or sign up for news at: Dicty World Race 2016

May 27, 2016

Dicty Stock Center: Please join us in welcoming Lina Fouad to her full time position in the Dicty Stock Center! Lina will work with part time employee Shireen Malik, who stays with us through July. Kerry Sheppard, who filled the position until last September left, and we wish her well for her future endeavours. Feel free to sumit to the DSC again, but please let us know when you plan to send materials.

April 12, 2015

In situ hybridization data: In response to recent requests, we want to alert users that the In situ Expression Pattern links available on some gene pages are not working. Please note that this data is currently available at the NBDC-LSDB website. We apologize for this inconvenience and intend to restore these links, but this will probably not be accomplished until after our database overhaul.

April 4, 2016

Dicty Stock Center: Payments for Dicty Stock charges are now possible by secure online credit card payments! Please see complete and updated DSC payment information on this page.

March 15, 2016

Dicty in the News: A recent paper by Zhang, Zhuchenko et al. shows that Dictyostelium discoideum produce extracellular nets that can kill bacteria, just as phagocytes in people and other higher animals do. Related news articles appear in The Scientist, EurekAlert and Science Daily.

November 25, 2015

Dicty Stock Center: The DSC will be closed for the holidays from December 21st, 2015 to January 3rd, 2016. To receive items before Christmas, please order strains by Wednesday, December 2nd, and plasmids by Sunday, December 13th. All items ordered after these dates or during the holidays will be processed starting on Monday, January 4, 2016. Thank you for your understanding and Happy Holidays!

August 12, 2015

Dicty in the News: The National Geographics series Not Exactly Rocket Science has published a nice piece about the latest results reporting how Burkholderia turns Dicty amooeba into farmers, published by Suzanne di Salvo and colleagues from the Strassmann/Queller lab.

August 19, 2015

Why axenic strains grow by fluid uptake: We have added the axeB gene to Chromosome 3 at the locus which is largely deleted in axenic strains and thus responsible for their ability to grow axenically. Only an axeB 3' fragment could be generated on the AX4 genome assembly. The full length gene in non-axenic strains such as DdB codes for the conserved neurofibromin 1, a RasGAP, which has been shown to be involved in macropinocytosis and phagocytosis. For more information, see Bloomfield et al..

August 7, 2015

Dicty Stock Center: Starting for DSC orders placed after Monday August 10, 2015 (12:00 AM CDT), Dicty stocks will incur charges. Please see the complete price and payment information on the Order page.

News Archive

This week's new papers

Arakane & Maeda (1997) 'Relevance of histone H1 kinase activity to the G2/M transition during the cell cycle ofDictyostelium discoideum.' J. Plant Res. 110:81-5

Komori, Maruo, Morio, Urushihara & Tanaka (1997) 'Localization of a DNA topoisomerase II to mitochondria inDictyostelium discoideum: Deletion mutant analysis and mitochondrial targeting signal presequence.' J. Plant Res. 110:65-75

Torday (2016) 'The Emergence of Physiology and Form: Natural Selection Revisited.' Biology (Basel) 5:

Lohia, Jain, Jain, Burma, Shrivastava & Saran (2016) 'Dictyostelium discoideum Sir2D protein, an ortholog of human 1 SIRT1, modulates cell type specific gene expression and is involved in autophagy.' Int. J. Dev. Biol. :

Hao, Luthje, R?nn, German, Li, Huang, Kisaka, Huffman, Alwathnani, Zhu & Rensing (2016) 'A role for copper in protozoan grazing - two billion years selecting for bacterial copper resistance.' Mol. Microbiol. :

Suess & Gomer (2016) 'Extracellular polyphosphate inhibits proliferation in an autocrine negative feedback loop in Dictyostelium discoideum.' J. Biol. Chem. :

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