An international consortium which includes the Sanger Institute completed the sequencing of the Dictyostelium discoideum genome (strain AX4). D.discoideum has a 34 Mb haploid genome with a base composition of 77% [A+T]. It consists of 6 chromosomes encoding approximately 12,500 proteins.
The genome of the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum.
PUBMED: 15875012; PMC: 1352341; DOI: 10.1038/nature03481
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