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Overview

StatusReference proteome
Proteinsi12,746
Gene counti <p>This is the total number of unique genes found in the proteome set, algorithmically computed. For each gene, a single representative protein sequence is chosen from the proteome. Where possible, reviewed (Swiss-Prot) protein sequences are chosen as the representatives.</p> - Download one protein sequence per gene (FASTA)
Proteome IDi <p>The proteome identifier (UPID) is the unique identifier assigned to the set of proteins that constitute the <a href="http://www.uniprot.org/manual/proteomes_manual">proteome</a>. It consists of the characters ‘UP’ followed by 9 digits, is stable across releases and can therefore be used to cite a UniProt proteome.<p><a href='/help/proteome_id' target='_top'>More...</a></p>UP000002195
Taxonomy44689 - Dictyostelium discoideum
StrainAX4
Last modifiedOctober 14, 2018
Genome assembly and annotationi GCA_000004695.1 from ENA/EMBL

Dictyostelium discoideum, commonly known as slime mold, is a species of soil-living amoeba. It has the remarkable ability to switch from a solitary to a multicellular form. Under certain conditions, such as starvation, individuals aggregate and differentiate to generate a spore-releasing fruiting body. Since it is relatively easy to cultivate and manipulate in the laboratory, D. discoideum is a popular eukaryote model organism for researchers studying basic cellular processes such as chemotaxis, phagocytosis, apoptosis, signal transduction and cell differentiation.

The genome was sequenced in 2005, has a size of 34 Mb, and contains approximately 12,500 protein-coding genes. It has an unusually high repeat number and is also AT-rich (approximately 78%), making sequencing and assembly particularly challenging.

Componentsi <p>Genomic components encoding the proteome</p>

Component nameGenome Accession(s)
Proteins
Chromosome 11893
Chromosome 22957
Chromosome 32427
Chromosome 42074
Chromosome 51920
Chromosome 61354
Unassembled WGS sequence4196
Mitochondrion42

Publications

  1. "The mitochondrial DNA of Dictyostelium discoideum: complete sequence, gene content and genome organization."
    Ogawa S., Yoshino R., Angata K., Iwamoto M., Pi M., Kuroe K., Matsuo K., Morio T., Urushihara H., Yanagisawa K., Tanaka Y.
    Mol. Gen. Genet. 2000:514-519(2000) [PubMed] [Europe PMC] [Abstract]
  2. "The genome of the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum."
    Eichinger L., Pachebat J.A., Gloeckner G., Rajandream M.A., Sucgang R., Berriman M., Song J., Olsen R., Szafranski K., Xu Q., Tunggal B., Kummerfeld S., Madera M., Konfortov B.A., Rivero F., Bankier A.T., Lehmann R., Hamlin N.
    Kuspa A.
    Nature 2005:43-57(2005) [PubMed] [Europe PMC] [Abstract]
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