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The Cost of Being Big: Local Competition, Importance of Dispersal, and Experimental Evolution of Reversal to Unicellularity

The American Naturalist

Nov 18, 2018

María Rebolleda-Gómez, Michael Travisano

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Multicellularity provides multiple benefits. Nonetheless, unicellularity is ubiquitous, and there have been multiple cases of evolutionary reversal to a unicellular organization. In this article, we explore some of the costs of multicellularity as well as the possibility and dynamics of...read more

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The Cost of Being Big: Local Competition, Importance of Dispersal, and Experimental Evolution of Reversal to Unicellularity

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Nov 18, 2018

María Rebolleda-Gómez, Michael Travisano

PMID: 30444659

DOI: 10.1086/700095

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