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Dictyostelium discoideum, Living, Plate

Item # 155996

Genus and Species: Dictyostelium discoideum (Plate)
Optimal Medium: Dictyostelium Agar + E. coli (nonmucoid)
Optimal Temperature: 25° C
Motility: Plasmodium
Classification: Slime Mold (Myxomycetes)



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Dictyostelium discoideum, commonly referred to as a cellular slime mold (social amoeba), spends most of its active life cycle as a free-living amoeba in the soil. Under certain conditions the individual cells aggregate to form a multicellular slug that may crawl about before forming a fruiting body. This unique life cycle has made Dictyostelium discoideum an important model organism in the study of cell signaling and the development of multicellularity in eukaryotes.

Optimal medium: Dictyostelium Agar + E. coli (nonmucoid). Optimal growth temperature: 25° C. Culture contains enough material for a class of 30 students.

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Item# 155996
Medium Dictyostelium Agar + E. coli (nonmucoid)
Temperature 25° C