About the Dictyostelium discoideum genome
Dictyostelium discoideum belongs to the group dictyostelids. It is a remarkable protist that can alternate long periods of life as single cells with stages of participation in multicellular assemblies. These assemblies display striking similarities with multicellular organisms including co-ordinated cell movements, differential cell adhesion, cell type specialization and organization into tissues. Dictyostelium is a popular system to study the evolution of social behaviour and of developmental strategies.
Taxonomy ID 352472
Data source European Nucleotide Archive
This species currently has no variation database. However you can process your own variants using the Variant Effect Predictor:
The ESTs sequenced from different stages of Dictyostelium development were also downloaded from dictyBase and aligned to the genome using exonerate.