Dictyostelium discoideum, a unicellular organism capable of developing into a multicellular structure, is a powerful model system to study a variety of biological processes. Because it is inexpensive and relatively easy to grow, Dictyostelium is also frequently used in teaching laboratories. Here we describe conditions for successfully growing and developing Dictyostelium cells and methods for long-term storage of Dictyostelium amoebae and spores.
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- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)