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Douglas, TE Tracy E, Queller, DC David C, Strassmann, JE Joan E, (2017) ' Physical contact is essential for macrocyst formation in wild Dictyostelium discoideum: a response to O'Day. ' J. Evol. Biol.
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Abstract:In our paper (Douglas et al. 2017), we tested the hypothesis that mating types differentially contribute to macrocyst production in Dictyostelium discoideum. Macrocysts are the result of the sexual union and subsequent meiosis of any two of the three mating types of D. discoideum. In the macrocyst process, many amoebae of the two mating types come together and all but the first two (together forming what is known as a giant cell) are consumed to increase the size of the growing macrocyst. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Status: aheadofprint Type: Journal article Source: PUBMED PubMed ID: 29105883