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Group formation, relatedness, and the evolution of multicellularity.

Abstract:

The evolution of multicellular organisms represents one of approximately eight major evolutionary transitions that have occurred on earth. The major challenge raised by this transition is to explain why single cells should join together and become mutually dependent, in a way that leads to a more complex multicellular life form that can only replicate as a whole. It has been argued that a high genetic relatedness (r) between cells played a pivotal role in the evolutionary transition from sing...

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Publisher copy:
10.1016/j.cub.2013.05.004
Journal:
Current biology : CB More from this journal
Volume:
23
Issue:
12
Pages:
1120-1125
Publication date:
2013-06-01
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EISSN:
1879-0445
ISSN:
0960-9822
Language:
English
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pubs:410093
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uuid:8c9dcfc2-5446-4a8f-b7fe-c65ac45d52ed
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pubs:410093
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410093
Deposit date:
2013-11-16

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