iplA- cells have an altered pattern of development. Differentiation of the mutant and the wild type strain was assayed in parallel on agar plates. Cells at different time points of development on H5-agar are shown. Wild type amoebae aggregated at t7, whereas aggregation of the mutant strain was delayed and aggregation strands broke (t10); therefore, smaller fruiting bodies were formed as compared to the wild type. The full width of the image corresponds to 12.5 mm.
Schaloske et al. BMC Cell Biology 2005 6:13 doi:10.1186/1471-2121-6-13