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April 18, 2017

Dicty in the News: Dicty eat bacteria that are usually protected by biofilm. Researchers in Madison, WI, found that biofilm does not protect bacteria against various Dictyosteliids. Recently published by Filutowicz and colleagues in Protist.

February 27, 2017

Dicty in the News: Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University are working to engineer Dictyostelium cells to respond to and eat bacteria that are dangerous to humans. Reported in the Baltimore Sun, and including comments from Doug Robinson and Pablo Iglesias.

December 14, 2016

Dicty in the News: Dictyostelium researchers publish new hypothesis on the formation of macropinocytic cups: pubmed reference from Veltmann et al.; reported in LMB news.

December 12, 2016

Dicty Stock Center: The DSC will be closed for the holidays from December 23rd, 2016 to January 2nd 2017. To receive items before Christmas, please order strains by Wednesday, December 14th, and plasmids by Monday, December 19th. All items ordered after these dates or during the holidays will be processed starting on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Thank you for your understanding and Happy Holidays!

November 28, 2016

The 2017 Dicty Meeting near Geneva has been officially announced and a meeting website is available. We also updated our conference site.<i>

September 1, 2016

Dicty Stock Center: Please join us in welcoming Julio Montiel, who recently started working part time in the DSC. Julio succeeds Shireen Malik, who went back to school full time. We thank Shireen for her excellent contributions to the DSC and wish her the best in her new endeavors.

August 17, 2016

Dicty in the News: Curious about the Amoeba Olympics? Read how it works here .

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.

May 26, 2016

Dicty in the News: Science Daily has a nice article highlighting how directional movement is regulated, originally published by Arjan Kortholt, Rick Firtel, and others.

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 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.

News Archive

This week's new papers

Thomason, King & Insall (2017) 'Mroh1, a lysosomal regulator localised by WASH-generated actin.' J. Cell. Sci. :

De Palo, Yi & Endres (2017) 'A critical-like collective state leads to long-range cell communication in Dictyostelium discoideum aggregation.' PLoS Biol. 15:e1002602

Matsushita (2017) 'Cell-alignment patterns in the collective migration of cells with polarized adhesion.' Phys Rev E 95:032415

Cardenal-Mu?oz, Arafah, Lopez-Jimenez, Kicka, Falaise, Bach, Schaad, King, Hagedorn & Soldati (2017) 'Mycobacterium marinum antagonistically induces an autophagic response while repressing the autophagic flux in a TORC1- and ESX-1-dependent manner.' PLoS Pathog. 13:e1006344

Me?ling, Matthias, Xiong, Fischer & Eichinger (2017) 'The two Dictyostelium discoideum autophagy 8 proteins have distinct autophagic functions.' Eur. J. Cell Biol. :

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