Welcome to the Dictyostelium purpureum web portal!

This site contains:

  • Genome Browser: For displaying annotations on D. purpureum genome.
  • BLAST tool: The updated dictyBase universal dictyostelid blast interface to search for similarities between D. purpureum and other genomes
  • Download section : Download genomic sequences, alignments, mapping etc.

The Dictyostelium purpureum genes have not been manually curated. Please use the gene predictions with caution!

Sample entry points for browsing the D. purpureum genome

Genome statistics:

Feature type Number
supercontig 838
EST 36096
gene 12410
polypeptide 12410
Feature type Min Max Ave Median
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Source: PMID:18950497

Phylogeny of 5 Dictyostelid species: constructed from 32 orthologous genes in all species with genome sequence using Entamoeba histolytica as the outgroup. The statistical support for all the nodes is 100%.
By Pauline Schaap & Gernot Gloeckner

The D. purpureum genome was sequenced as a collaboration between the
Joint Genome Institute and Baylor College of Medicine.

Please cite:

Sucgang, Kuo, Tian, Salerno, Parikh, Feasley, Dalin, Tu, Huang, Barry, Lindquist, Shapiro, Bruce, Schmutz, Salamov, Fey, Gaudet, Anjard, Babu, Basu, Bushmanova, van der Wel, Katoh-Kurasawa, Dinh, Coutinho, Saito, Elias, Schaap, Kay, Henrissat, Eichinger, Rivero, Putnam, West, Loomis, Chisholm, Shaulsky, Strassmann, Queller, Kuspa & Grigoriev (2011) 'Comparative genomics of the social amoebae Dictyostelium discoideum and Dictyostelium purpureum.' 12:R20