Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Experimental evolution of multicellularity

Under artificial pressure to become larger, single-celled yeast became multicellular creatures. That crucial step is responsible for life’s progression beyond algae and bacteria, and while the latest work doesn’t duplicate prehistoric transitions, it could help reveal the principles guiding them. See news article @ Wired.

See Full paper:

Ratcliff et al [2012]. "Experimental evolution of multicellularity". PNAS January 31, 2012 vol. 109 no. 5 1595-1600.

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