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Multicellular

Definition

adjective

Having or consisting of many cells or more than one cell to perform all vital functions.


Supplement

Examples of organisms that are multicellular are humans, animals and plants.


Word origin: L, comb. form of multus much, many + NL cellulāris, equiv. to cellul(a) live cell.
Related forms: multicellularity (noun)

Compare: unicellular


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Multicellular prokaryote

Is unicellar means gather nutrients and reproduce independently? Is filamentous algae uni or multicellular? Which is the margin between uni and multicellularity?

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by josem
Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:45 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Multicellular prokaryote
Replies: 26
Views: 25169

Database of Multicellular and Unicellular organisms

I'm trying to annotate a list of organisms taken from NCBI for cellularity (unicellular or multicellular). Does any of you ever found a database with association between an organisms' name or taxa and whether it is unicellular or multicellular? Desirably, I would like ...

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by sosippus
Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:01 pm
 
Forum: Bioinformatics
Topic: Database of Multicellular and Unicellular organisms
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Views: 163

A question about evolution.

That's multiple questions. Was the blueprint of all biological features in the first cell? No, if you believe in evolution from single cell to multicellular organisms. What makes a living thing develop these features? Genetic program. Think of it as a computer program that starts executing at ...

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by Cat
Sun Apr 20, 2014 3:18 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: A question about evolution.
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Evolution or De-evolution?

FYI- I am a molecular biologist. I am not a creationist. I have a problem with "evolution" from single cell microbe to multicellular organism for several reasons: 1. First there is no direct experimental molecular evidence of gene gain in bacteria. 2. From biochemical standpoint, ...

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by Cat
Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:47 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution or De-evolution?
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Multicellular prokaryote

Yes,it makes perfect sense. Here, another question arises. Does absence of endomembrane system have to mean that it can't be multicellular?? Since prokaryotes have lot of unevenings in their plasma membrane(invaginations and outgrowths)and because of their small size, they have a high ...

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by Sumanth001
Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:08 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Multicellular prokaryote
Replies: 26
Views: 25169
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