University of Dundee

Dr Christina Schilde FHEA

Lecturer (Teaching & Scholarship)
D'Arcy Thompson Unit, School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee
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Forbes, G., Schilde, C., Lawal, H., Kin, K., Du, Q., Chen, Z.-H., Rivero, F. and Schaap, P. Interactome and Evolutionary Conservation of Dictyostelid small GTPasesand their direct regulators. Small GTPAses. KSGT. doi: 10.1080/21541248.2021.1984829, 2021. 

Lawal H.M., Schilde C., Kin K., Brown M.W., James J., Prescott A.R, Schaap P. Cold Climate Adaptation Is a Plausible Cause for Evolution of Multicellular Sporulation in Dictyostelia. Sci Rep 2020 May 29;10(1):8797. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-65709-3. 2020. 

Schilde C., Lawal H.M., Kin K., Shibano-Hayakawa I. Inouye K., Schaap P. A well supported multi gene phylogeny of 52 dictyostelia. Mol. Phylogenet Evol 134:66-73. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2019.01.017. 2019. 

Schilde, C. Amoebozoa. In: Schmidt, Thomas M. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Microbiology, 4th Edition. vol. 1, pp. 99-106. UK: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-809633-8.20790-5, 2019. 

Kawabe Y., Du Q., Schilde C., Schaap P. Evolution of multicellularity in Dictyostelia. Int J Dev Biol. 2019;63(8-9-10):359-369. doi: 10.1387/ijdb.190108ps., 2019. 

Forbes G., Chen Z.H., Kin K., Lawal H.M., Schilde C., Yamada Y., Schaap P. Phylogeny-wide conservation and change in developmental expression, cell-type specificity and functional domains of the transcriptional regulators of social amoebas. BMC Genomics. 2019 Nov 21;20(1):890. doi: 10.1186/s12864-019-6239-3., 2019. 

Schaap P. and Schilde C. Encystation: the most prevalent and underinvestigated differentiation pathway of eukaryotes, Microbiology. 164:727-739, 2018. 

Singh R, Lawal H.M., Schilde C, Glöckner, G., Barton, G.J., Schaap, P., Cole, C., Improved annotation with de novo transcriptome assembly in four social amoeba species. BMC Genomics. Jan 31;18(1):120, 2017. 

Chen Z.H., Singh R., Cole C., Lawal H.M., Schilde C., Febrer M., Barton G.J., Schaap P. Adenylate cyclase A acting on PKA mediates induction of stalk formation by cyclic diguanylate at the Dictyostelium organizer. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. Jan 5. pii: 201608393. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1608393114. 2017. 

Singh R., Schilde C. and Schaap P. A core phylogeny of Dictyostelia inferred from genomes representative of the eight major and minor taxonomic divisions of the group. BMC Evol Biol. 16(1):251, 2016. 

Schilde C., LawalH., Noegel A., Eichinger L., Schaap P. and Glöckner G. A set of genes conserved in sequence and expression traces back the establishment of multicellularity in social amoebae, BMC Genomics 17(1):871, 2016. 

Du Q., Kawabe Y., Schilde C., Chen Z. and Schaap P. The Evolution of Aggregative Multicellularity and Cell-Cell Communication in the Dictyostelia. J Mol Biol. Aug 15, 2015. 

Kawabe Y., Schilde C., Du Q. and Schaap P. A conserved signalling pathway for amoebozoan encystation that was co-opted for multicellular development. Sci Rep. 2015 Apr 16, 2015. 

Kawabe Y., Schilde C., Chen Z., Du, Q. Lawal H. and Schaap P. The Evolution of Developmental Signalling in Dictyostelia from an Amoebozoan Stress Response, In: Ruiz-Trillo, I., and Nedelcu, A.M. Evolutionary Transitions to Multicellular Life, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht, 2015. 

Schilde C, Skiba A. and Schaap P. Evolutionary reconstruction of pattern formation in 98 Dictyostelium species reveals that cell-type specialization by lateral inhibition is a derived trait., EvoDevo 5:34, 2014