Dictyostelium discoideum (dicty_2.7)

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

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Genome assembly: dicty_2.7

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Gene annotation

What can I find? Protein-coding and non-coding genes, splice variants, cDNA and protein sequences, non-coding RNAs.

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Comparative genomics

What can I find? Homologues, gene trees, and whole genome alignments across multiple species.

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Phylogenetic overview of gene families

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This species currently has no variation database. However you can process your own variants using the Variant Effect Predictor:

Variant Effect Predictor

Other data

The ESTs sequenced from different stages of Dictyostelium development were also downloaded from dictyBase and aligned to the genome using exonerate.