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.
Dictyostelids: Evolution, Genomics and Cell Biology 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.
- "Dictyostelium discoideum as a model organism", Ricardo Escalante Lab, Instituto de Investigaciones Biomedicas. Madrid, Spain. firstname.lastname@example.org
- "Ecological aspects of dictyostelids", James Cavender. Ohio University. USA, email@example.com
- "Sex in Dictyostelia", Rob Kay Lab, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK, firstname.lastname@example.org
- "Non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs)", Fredrik Soderbom Lab, University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden, email@example.com
- "Conflict and cooperation in social amoeba", Richard Kessin Lab, Columbia University, New York, USA, firstname.lastname@example.org
- "Evo-devo in Dictyostelia", John Bonner, Princeton Univ., USA, email@example.com
- "Cell-cell signalling", Kees Weiejer Lab. Dundee. Scotland, UK, firstname.lastname@example.org
- "Social selection in the dictyostelids", Vidya Nanjudiah. Indian institute of Science. Bangalore, India, email@example.com
- "Systematics and evolution of social amoebas", Maria Romeralo, Uppsala, Sweden, firstname.lastname@example.org
- "Non-dictyostelid social amoebas", Jeff Silberman and Matthew Brown. Arkansas University. USA, email@example.com