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multicellularity

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  • n. The condition of being multicellular.

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Examples

  • The origin of multicellularity is an active area of research, and may have important medical benefits.

    A Tetrahymena Puzzle

  • (The origin of multicellularity is a somewhat similar question.

    At What Level did this Evolve?

  • One might add fungi to the list, although the number of fungal cell types is not large, and there is some question as to whether multicellularity was ancestral to the phylogenetic group that contains animals, fungi, and slime molds.

    Another predictable argument against front-loading

  • The character "multicellularity," for instance, has been widely argued to arise all over the eukaryotic tree.

    A Disclaimer for Behe?

  • Nicole King, Asst.Prof. Molecular and Cell Biology, Berkeley: Genes shared by choanoflagellates and animals were likely present in their common ancestor and may shed light on the transition to multicellularity.

    Biomolecular Networks

  • It didn't seem to be a question about simple replicators or the origin of multicellularity.

    At What Level did this Evolve?

  • I seem to recall that Mike Gene has often argued that single-celled organisms were front loaded with genes that more or less guaranteed the evolution of multicellularity — an obvious prerequisite for human evolution.

    A Modest Proposal (By a Somewhat Modest Engineer)

  • Words like "latent evolutionary potential was realized", "realize preexisting evolutionary potential" and "a major innovation in organismal complexity — first the eukaryotic cell and later eukaryotic multicellularity" seem to have raised a few eye brows.

    2009 January - Telic Thoughts

  • I seem to recall that Mike Gene has often argued that single-celled organisms were front loaded with genes that more or less guaranteed the evolution of multicellularity — an obvious prerequisite for human evolution.

    A Modest Proposal (By a Somewhat Modest Engineer)

  • CreatureCast video: multicellularity explained - Boing Boing

    Animal with the longest penis (relative to its size!) - Boing Boing

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