We use the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum to study evolutionary biology. We are particularly interested in how genomes are shaped, both as a result of social interactions and due to interactions between hosts and bacterial symbionts.
Brock, DA, S. Noh et al. 2020. Endosymbiotic adaptations in three new bacterial species associated with Dictyostelium discoideum: Paraburkholderia agricolaris sp. nov., Paraburkholderia hayleyella sp. nov., and Paraburkholderia bonniea sp. nov.. PeerJ 8:e915
Noh, S et al. 2020. Wild Dictyostelium discoideum social amoebae show plastic responses to the presence of nonrelatives during multicellular development. Ecology and Evolution 10: 1119-1134
Noh, S et al. 2018. Genetic signatures of microbial altruism and cheating in social amoebas in the wild. PNAS 115: 3096-3101