Dictyostelids

Evolution, Genomics and Cell Biology

Editors: Romeralo, Maria, Baldauf, Sandra, Escalante, Ricardo (Eds.)

  • First book to highlight the importance of Dictyostelia as a model organism
  • Connects evolutionary aspects with the findings of the genomic era
  • Written by experts in the field​
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Since their discovery in 1869, the dictyostelids have attracted the attention of scientists in a wide variety of fields. This interest has stemmed from their peculiar lifestyle and developmental properties, which were shaped by the evolutionary forces that generated multicellularity during eukaryotic evolution. More recently, the dictyostelids have gained attention due to the striking similarities found at the genomic, cellular and biochemical levels with human cells, which has propelled the species Dictyostelium discoideum to become a model system for biology and medicine in many laboratories. This book covers the latest advances in our knowledge of these extraordinary organisms with topics spanning from their evolutionary history, ecology and diversity to the recent discoveries regarding their cellular and molecular biology.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Dictyostelium discoideum as a Model in Biomedical Research

    Muñoz-Braceras, Sandra (et al.)

    Pages 1-34

  • Genome Analysis of Social Amoebae

    Glöckner, Gernot

    Pages 35-47

  • Signalling During Dictyostelium Development

    Weijer, Cornelis J.

    Pages 49-70

  • The Chemotactic Compass

    Jowhar, Dawit (et al.)

    Pages 71-87

  • Transcriptional Regulators: Dynamic Drivers of Multicellular Formation, Cell Differentiation and Development

    Rosengarten, Rafael (et al.)

    Pages 89-108

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eBook $149.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-44170-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dictyostelids
Book Subtitle
Evolution, Genomics and Cell Biology
Editors
  • Maria Romeralo
  • Sandra Baldauf
  • Ricardo Escalante
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-38487-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-38487-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-38486-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44170-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 255
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