Dictyostelium discoideum is a species of soil-living amoeba belonging to the phylum Amoebozoa, infraphylum Mycetozoa. Commonly referred to as slime mold, D. discoideum is a eukaryote that transitions from a collection of unicellular amoebae into a multicellular slug and then into a fruiting body within its lifetime. Its unique asexual lifecycle consists of four stages: vegetative, aggregation, migration, and culmination. The lifecycle of D. discoideum is relatively short, which allows for timely viewing of all stages. The cells involved in the lifecycle undergo movement, chemical signaling, and development, which are applicable to human cancer research. The simplicity of its lifecycle makes D. discoideum a valuable model organism to study genetic, cellular, and biochemical processes in other organisms.

Sequence Statistics

No Sequences13263
No Amino Acids7064930
Min Seq. Length12
Avg. Seq. Length532.680
Max Seq. Length11103
Seq. Length 1σ512.287

Disorder Prediction Statistics

Predictor % Genome Disordered % Genome Disordered in SCOP Domains Avg. % of Seq. Disordered Avg. % of Disordered Regions in SCOP Domains Avg. % of Seq. Disordered and in SCOP Domains
VLXT 25.735 3.810 24.962 21.211 4.131
VSL2b 43.627 5.805 42.959 19.314 6.068
PrDOS 37.583 3.714 38.502 14.805 3.931
PV2 42.154 5.466 43.679 18.461 5.814
IUPred-S 20.324 0.999 19.618 9.666 1.166
IUPred-L 24.347 1.388 25.931 14.209 1.732
Espritz-N 31.071 3.231 28.680 16.800 3.122
Espritz-X 25.684 1.297 24.569 8.657 1.397
Espritz-D 5.354 0.300 38.559 6.746 3.128

SUPERFAMILY Domains

% Amino Acids with SCOP Assignment % Sequences with SCOP Assignment No of Domains No of Superfamilies No of Families Avg. Family Size Avg. Domain Length Domain Pairs Unique Domain Architectures
33 52 11119 894 641 12.4 533 895 2645

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