• Gruenheit N, Parkinson K, Stewart B, Howie JA, Wolf JB, Thompson CR. A polychromatic ‘greenbeard’locus determines patterns of cooperation in a social amoeba. Nat. Commun. 2017 Jan 25;8:14171. doi:10.1038/ncomms14171


  • Wolf JB, Howie JA, Parkinson K, Gruenheit N, Melo D, Rozen D, Thompson CR. (2015) Fitness Trade-offs Result in the Illusion of Social Success. Curr Biol. 2015 Apr 20;25(8):1086-90. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.02.061. Epub 2015 Mar 26.


  • Parkinson, K., Baines, A., Keller, T., Gruenheit, N., Bragg, L., North, R. & Thompson, C (2014). Calcium-dependent regulation of Rab activation and vesicle fusion by an intracellular P2X ion channel. Nat Cell Biol, 16(1), 87-98. eScholarID:219013 | PMID:24335649 | DOI:10.1038/ncb2887
  • Li, S., Buttery, N., Thompson, C. & Purugganan, M (2014). Sociogenomics of self vs. non-self cooperation during development of Dictyostelium discoideum. BMC Genomics, 15, 616. eScholarID:232121 | PMID:25048306 | DOI:10.1186/1471-2164-15-616


  • Baines, A., Parkinson, K., Sim, J., Bragg, L., Thompson, C. & North, R (2013). Functional Properties of Five Dictyostelium discoideum P2X Receptors. J Biol Chem, 288(29), 20992-1000. eScholarID:203646 | PMID:23740252 | DOI:10.1074/jbc.M112.445346
  • Chattwood, A., Nagayama, K., Bolourani, P., Harkin, L., Kamjoo, M., Weeks, G. & Thompson, C (2013). Developmental lineage priming in Dictyostelium by heterogeneous Ras activation. Elife, 2, e01067. eScholarID:219014 | PMID:24282234 | DOI:10.7554/eLife.01067


  • Buttery, N., Jack, C., Adu-Oppong, B., Snyder, K., Thompson, C., Queller, D. & Strassmann, J (2012). Structured growth and genetic drift raise relatedness in the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum. Biol Lett, 8(5), 794-7. eScholarID:203647 | PMID:22764109 | DOI:10.1098/rsbl.2012.0421


  • Blagg, S., Battom, S., Annesley, S., Keller, T., Parkinson, K., Wu, J., Fisher, P. & Thompson, C (2011). Cell type-specific filamin complex regulation by a novel class of HECT ubiquitin ligase is required for normal cell motility and patterning. Development, 138(8), 1583-93. eScholarID:125875 | PMID:21389049 | DOI:10.1242/dev.063800
  • Chattwood, A. & Thompson, C (2011). Non-genetic heterogeneity and cell fate choice in Dictyostelium discoideum. Dev Growth Differ, 53(4), 558-66. eScholarID:125873 | PMID:21585359 | DOI:10.1111/j.1440-169X.2011.01270.x
  • Parkinson, K., Buttery, N., Wolf, J. & Thompson, C (2011). A simple mechanism for complex social behavior. PLoS Biol, 9(3), e1001039. eScholarID:125874 | PMID:21468302 | DOI:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001039


  • Buttery, N., Thompson, C. & Wolf, J (2010). Complex genotype interactions influence social fitness during the developmental phase of the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum. J Evol Biol, 23(8), 1664-71. eScholarID:111320 | PMID:20546090 | DOI:10.1111/j.1420-9101.2010.02032.x


  • Parkinson K, Bolourani P, Traynor D, Aldren NL, Kay RR, Weeks G, Thompson CR. (2009). Regulation of Rap1 activity is required for differential adhesion, cell-type patterning and morphogenesis in Dictyostelium. Journal of cell science, 122(Pt 3), 335-44. eScholarID:1c8322 | PMID:19126673 | DOI:10.1242/jcs.036822
  • Buttery, N., Rozen, D., Wolf, J. & Thompson, C (2009). Quantification of social behavior in D. discoideum reveals complex fixed and facultative strategies. Curr Biol, 19(16), 1373-7. eScholarID:76937 | PMID:19631539 | DOI:10.1016/j.cub.2009.06.058
  • Kay, R. & Thompson, C (2009). Forming patterns in development without morphogen gradients: scattered differentiation and sorting out. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol, 1(6), a001503. eScholarID:111321 | PMID:20457561 | DOI:10.1101/cshperspect.a001503


  • Keller T, Thompson CR. (2008). Cell type specificity of a diffusible inducer is determined by a GATA family transcription factor. Development (Cambridge, England), 135(9), 1635-45. eScholarID:1c7481 | PMID:18367552 | DOI:10.1242/dev.020883
  • Santorelli LA, Thompson CR, Villegas E, Svetz J, Dinh C, Parikh A, Sucgang R, Kuspa A, Strassmann JE, Queller DC, Shaulsky G. (2008). Facultative cheater mutants reveal the genetic complexity of cooperation in social amoebae. Nature, 451(7182), 1107-10. eScholarID:1c7482 | PMID:18272966 | DOI:10.1038/nature06558


  • Fountain SJ, Parkinson K, Young MT, Cao L, Thompson CR, North RA. (2007). An intracellular P2X receptor required for osmoregulation in Dictyostelium discoideum. Nature, 448(7150), 200-3. eScholarID:1c6865 | PMID:17625565 | DOI:10.1038/nature05926
  • Foster KR, Parkinson K, Thompson CR. (2007). What can microbial genetics teach sociobiology? Trends in genetics : TIG, 23(2), 74-80. eScholarID:1c6340 | PMID:17207887 | DOI:10.1016/j.tig.2006.12.003


  • Huang E, Blagg SL, Keller T, Katoh M, Shaulsky G, Thompson CR. (2006). bZIP Transcription Factor Interactions Regulate DIF Responses in Dictyostelium. Development (Cambridge, England), 133(3), 449-558. eScholarID:1c4752 | DOI:10.1242/dev.02240


  • Thompson CR, Fu Q, Buhay C, Kay RR, Shaulsky G. (2004). A bZIP/bRLZ transcription factor required for DIF signaling in Dictyostelium. Development (Cambridge, England), 131(3), 513-23. eScholarID:1c3372 | PMID:14729573 | DOI:10.1242/dev.00939
  • Thompson CR, Reichelt S, Kay RR. (2004). A demonstration of pattern formation without positional information in Dictyostelium. Development, growth and differentiation, 46(4), 363-9. eScholarID:1c3371 | PMID:15367204 | DOI:10.1111/j.1440-169x.2004.00753.x
  • Tsujioka M, Yamamoto T, Thompson CR, Kay RR, Maeda M. (2004). Novel development rescuing factors (DRFs) secreted by the developing Dictyostelium cells, that are involved in the restoration of a mutant lacking MAP-kinase ERK2. Zoological science, 21(8), 829-34. eScholarID:1c3373 | PMID:15333995 | DOI:10.2108/zsj.21.829
  • Foster KR, Shaulsky G, Strassmann JE, Queller DC, Thompson CR. (2004). Pleiotropy as a mechanism to stabilize cooperation. Nature, 431(7009), 693-6. eScholarID:1c3370 | PMID:15470429 | DOI:10.1038/nature02894


  • Kibler K, Nguyen TL, Svetz J, Van Driessche N, Ibarra M, Thompson C, Shaw C, Shaulsky G. (2003). A novel developmental mechanism in Dictyostelium revealed in a screen for communication mutants. Developmental biology, 259(2), 193-208. eScholarID:1c3374 | PMID:12871696 | DOI:10.1016/S0012-1606(03)00204-5
  • Weening KE, Wijk IV, Thompson CR, Kessin RH, Podgorski GJ, Schaap P. (2003). Contrasting activities of the aggregative and late PDSA promoters in Dictyostelium development. Developmental biology, 255(2), 373-82. eScholarID:1c3375 | PMID:12648497 | DOI:10.1016/S0012-1606(02)00077-5


  • Thompson CR, Bretscher MS. (2002). Cell polarity and locomotion, as well as endocytosis, depend on NSF. Development (Cambridge, England), 129(18), 4185-92. eScholarID:1c3376 | PMID:12183371


  • Kay RR, Thompson CR. (2001). Cross-induction of cell types in Dictyostelium: evidence that DIF-1 is made by prespore cells. Development (Cambridge, England), 128(24), 4959-66. eScholarID:1c3377 | PMID:11748133


  • Thompson CR, Kay RR. (2000). Cell-fate choice in Dictyostelium: intrinsic biases modulate sensitivity to DIF signaling. Developmental biology, 227(1), 56-64. eScholarID:1c3379 | PMID:11076676
  • Thompson CR, Kay RR. (2000). The role of DIF-1 signaling in Dictyostelium development. Molecular cell, 6(6), 1509-14. eScholarID:1c3378 | PMID:11163223


  • Kay RR, Flatman P, Thompson CR. (1999). DIF signalling and cell fate. Seminars in cell and developmental biology, 10(6), 577-85. eScholarID:1c3380 | PMID:10706822