Program Description: The ameboid protozoan Dictyostelium discoideum is a powerful system for genetic and functional analysis of gene function. Dictyostelium is a powerful model system to study important biomedical problems. Numerous molecular genetics techniques, including gene knock-out, gene knock-in, restriction enzyme-mediated mutagenesis, RNAi, and inducible gene expression, allow a wide range of biological questions to be tested. D. discoideum is one of the model organisms chosen by the National Institutes of Health as part of its Model Organism Initiative.
Organization Description: dictyBase's Colleague database contains over 1100 researchers and the weekly newsletter goes to nearly 600 researchers around the world.
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Project Type: Data Repository and Analysis
Project Domains: Biological Sciences
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