Dictyostelium discoideum
cDNA Project

In 1996, "Dictyostelium cDNA Project in Japan" started structural and functional analyses of whole expressed genes in Dictyostelium discoideum at various stages of its life cycle. This project is supported by several grants from Japanese government, and also by volunteering works by researchers in the Project team. All sequencing results obtained are publicized so that they can contribute to the progress of Dicty researches.
  • The Dictyostelium developmental cDNA project: generation and analysis of expressed sequence tags from the first-finger stage of development. Morio T, Urushihara H, Saito T, Ugawa Y, Mizuno H, Yoshida M, Yoshino R, Mitra BN, Pi M, Sato T, Takemoto K, Yasukawa H, Williams J, Maeda M, Takeuchi I, Ochiai H, Tanaka Y. DNA Res. 1998, 5:335-40.
  • Analyses of cDNAs from growth and slug stages of Dictyostelium discoideum. Urushihara H, Morio T, Saito T, Kohara Y, Koriki E, Ochiai H, Maeda M, Williams J, Takeuchi I,Tanaka Y. Nuc. Acids Res. 2004, 32:1647-55.

cDNA libraries (Slug, Vegetative, Sexual) (Full-length)

Dicty_cDB (Dictyostelim cDNA Database)

ATLAS (Spatial expression database based on in situ hybridization)


Request for clones

Supports from Japanese government

Working team

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