Unit

UNIT 12.5 Dictyostelium Cell Dynamics

  1. Carole A. Parent

Published Online: 1 MAY 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0471143030.cb1205s09

Current Protocols in Cell Biology

Current Protocols in Cell Biology

How to Cite

Parent, C. A. 2001. Dictyostelium Cell Dynamics. Current Protocols in Cell Biology. 9:12.5:12.5.1–12.5.19.

Author Information

  1. National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
  2. Published Print: JAN 2001

Abstract

This unit describes culturing and imaging of D. discoideum amoebae to study fundamental cellular responses, such as motility and directed migration. The system displays powerful molecular genetics that can be used to link structural determinants of proteins with in vivo cellular functions.