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Evolution, Genomics and Cell Biology

  • Maria Romeralo
  • Sandra Baldauf
  • Ricardo Escalante


  • First book to highlight the importance of Dictyostelia as a model organism

  • Connects evolutionary aspects with the findings of the genomic era

  • Written by experts in the field?


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Sandra Muñoz-Braceras, Ana Mesquita, Ricardo Escalante
    Pages 1-34
  3. Gernot Glöckner
    Pages 35-47
  4. Cornelis J. Weijer
    Pages 49-70
  5. Dawit Jowhar, Chris Janetopoulos
    Pages 71-87
  6. Rafael D. Rosengarten, Balaji Santhanam, Mariko Katoh-Kurasawa
    Pages 89-108
  7. Lotta Avesson, Andrea Hinas, Fredrik Söderbom
    Pages 109-128
  8. Gareth Bloomfield
    Pages 129-148
  9. John Tyler Bonner
    Pages 183-191
  10. Vidyanand Nanjundiah, Santosh Sathe
    Pages 193-217
  11. Matthew W. Brown, Jeffrey D. Silberman
    Pages 219-242
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 243-255

About this book


Since their discovery in 1869, the dictyostelids have attracted the attention of scientists in a wide variety of fields. This interest has stemmed from their peculiar lifestyle and developmental properties, which were shaped by the evolutionary forces that generated multicellularity during eukaryotic evolution. More recently, the dictyostelids have gained attention due to the striking similarities found at the genomic, cellular and biochemical levels with human cells, which has propelled the species Dictyostelium discoideum to become a model system for biology and medicine in many laboratories. This book covers the latest advances in our knowledge of these extraordinary organisms with topics spanning from their evolutionary history, ecology and diversity to the recent discoveries regarding their cellular and molecular biology.


Amoeba Dictyostelia Dictyostelium Evolution Genomics

Editors and affiliations

  • Maria Romeralo
    • 1
  • Sandra Baldauf
    • 2
  • Ricardo Escalante
    • 3
  1. 1., Department of Systematic BiologyUniversity of UppsalaUppsalaSweden
  2. 2., Systematic BiologyUniversity of UppsalaUppsalaSweden
  3. 3.Alberto Sols CSIC-UAMInstituto de Investigaciones BiomedicasMadrdSpain

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