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Stabilizing multicellularity through ratcheting

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences

Jul 20, 2016

Eric LibbyWilliam C Ratcliff

Abstract

The evolutionary transition to multicellularity probably began with the formation of simple undifferentiated cellular groups. Such groups evolve readily in diverse lineages of extant unicellular taxa, suggesting that there are few genetic barriers to this first key step. This may act as...read more

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Environment
Biological Adaptation
Adaptation
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Genetic Fitness
Mutation Abnormality
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Stabilizing multicellularity through ratcheting

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences

Jul 20, 2016

Eric LibbyWilliam C Ratcliff

PMID: 27431522

DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0444

Abstract

The evolutionary transition to multicellularity probably began with the formation of simple undifferentiated cellular groups. Such groups evolve readily in diverse lineages of extant unicellular taxa, suggesting that there are few genetic barriers to this first key step. This may act as...read more

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Unicellular Trichome Branch
Acclimatization
Environment
Biological Adaptation
Adaptation
Organism
Genetic Fitness
Mutation Abnormality
Research Activities
Biological Evolution
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1
70

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