Abstract: Multicellular organisms have evolved several times from unicellular protists giving rise to the familiar forms of animals, plants and fungi. An important question in biology is how such transitions occurred. Multicellular life is typically dependent on complex communication between cells, whereas unicellular organisms respond mainly to environmental signals. Social amoebae are eminently suited to study the evolution of multicellularity, since they still combine a unicellular feeding s

First Author: Pontarotti, Pierre
Attributed to:  Comparative genome analysis in social amoebas funded by BBSRC


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Bibliographic Information

Type: Book Chapter

Book Title: Evolutionary Biology (2009)

Page Reference: 91-107

ISBN: 978-3-642-00951-8