Commonly known as "slime mold," Dictyostelium is a genus of social amoebae that live in the soil and feed on bacteria. They have a relatively short life cycle characterized by four different stages: vegetative, aggregation, migration, and culmination. This pendant represents the aggregation stage when starving amoebae emit cAMP, a signaling molecule that causes individual amoeboid Dictyostelium to move and aggregate at a central location (shown in the center of this pendant). The amoebae adhere to each other through the production of sticky glycoprotein molecules on their surface. The paths of their aggregation are depicted in this unique pendant.
This pendant is 3.1 cm in diameter.
The pendant will be shipped with a sterling silver, gold-plated silver or rose gold-plated silver anchor chain depending on whether you order the silver, brass or bronze pendant.