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(Science: pathology) Items large enough to be observed by the naked eye.

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... regarding where the heterocysts form. But there are better examples: Myxospoes will travel in swarms, and when conditions get bad, form macroscopic "fruiting bodies"/spores, a multicellular structure with an organized shape, for disseminating the more resistant spores. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myxococcus_xanthus ...

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by BlahBlahBlah
Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Multicellular prokaryote
Replies: 27
Views: 41206

Why do cells age?

... did or did not happen, then would the cells age. The real problem is defining what aging is on a cellular level. We know what age looks like on a macroscopic level and we understand age chronologically, but the fact is, some people die from age-related illnesses at much shorter times in their ...

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by tmbirkhead
Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:55 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Why do cells age?
Replies: 22
Views: 16323

Re: Any SOLID arguments against evolution?

... definition for each if you choose). It is not my task to define what a specie is. It has been done by biologists, it seems to be coherent for macroscopic animals and plants (champignons different from orange trees, horses different from humans). Concerning microbes, such analyse should be ...

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by christianstrategies
Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Any SOLID arguments against evolution?
Replies: 309
Views: 592017

Incubation of Soil Fungi

... solid, non-soluble substrates which makes this method obsolete. And when using soluble sugars, we found that most fungi tend to form large clumps. Macroscopic observation (with a microscope) might also help to monitor growth.

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by DanielSan
Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:44 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Incubation of Soil Fungi
Replies: 4
Views: 3771

Need help with an alien cell (for a plausible fiction)

... the Imperia: -They are the youngest of the three domains of life on the planet. -They are both multi- and unicellular in different cases. -Most macroscopic multicellular Imperians consist of two things: Living cells and abiotic fibres, created by their cells. These fibes include skin tissue, ...

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by TemporalV01D
Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Need help with an alien cell (for a plausible fiction)
Replies: 3
Views: 11507
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