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Multicellularity

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noun

A condition or state of having or being composed of many cells or more than one cell performing differing functions.


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

Compare: unicellularity


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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: 27
Views: 27983

Cannot get this type of evolution process. Please Help ASAP!

Hi so for my lab assignment I am supposed to draw an evolutionary cycle or stage transition from intermediate stages from unicellularity to multicellularity in animals. I have to begin with a unicellular flagelllate, and end with a simple multicellular parazoan. I am actually confused. At first, ...

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by xstandards
Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:33 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cannot get this type of evolution process. Please Help ASAP!
Replies: 1
Views: 1093

Re: Multicellular prokaryote

... prokaryotes. That statement of yours above is one of the the reasons I initially posted this topic. Well, now it seems that unicellularity/multicellularity is not as important a question as knowing the particular porkaryote itself. :D I mean, it doesn't really matter if prokaryotes are ...

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by Adz795
Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:27 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Multicellular prokaryote
Replies: 27
Views: 27983

Could you recommend me a good book on cell communication?

... been given by our lecturers! Some topics cover cell communication (adhesion, cell adhesion molecules, junctions, diffusion etc), pros and cons of multicellularity.. The lecture notes we've been given are quite vague and I don't really want to use information from the internet only, because who ...

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by bio1eve
Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:31 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Could you recommend me a good book on cell communication?
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Views: 1137

Theories - Origin of Life

... point in time from 120 to 200 million years ago (an ancestor - a giant cockroach). Can claim to be a "relic of reasonableness" and - Multicellularity our organisms (there was about a half billion years ago, the creator - Vendian biont large aerobic unicellular ameboid, who built a ...

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by LeoPol
Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:29 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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