We report periodic movements during erection of Dictyostelium discoideum (Dd) sorocarps. Our observations lead to the working hypothesis that Dd sorocarp erection occurs by two superimposed processes: one periodic, with a modal period of 6 1 2min, and one continuous. We tentatively identify the periodic process with cell movement into the apex of the Dd stalk, and the continuous process with cell vacuolation, together with stalk sheath extension.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Developmental Biology
- Cell Biology