A Putative Ariadne-Like Ubiquitin Ligase Is Required for Dictyostelium discoideum Development Academic Article uri icon


  • The Dictyostelium rbrA gene encodes a putative Ariadne ubiquitin ligase. rbrA(-) cells form defective slugs that cannot phototax. Prestalk cell numbers are reduced in rbrA(-) slugs, and these prestalk cells do not localize to the tip of slugs. Chimeric slugs containing wild-type cells could phototax and form fruiting bodies.

author list (cited authors)

  • Whitney, N., Pearson, L. J., Lunsford, R., McGill, L., Gomer, R. H., & Lindsey, D. F.

citation count

  • 4

publication date

  • October 2006