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Unicellularity

Definition

noun

A condition or state in which an organism carries out all functions within one cell.


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Word origin: L ūni- comb. form of ūnus one + NL cellulāris, equiv. to cellul(a) live cell.
Related forms: unicellular (adjective)

Compare: multicellularity


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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. ...

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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!
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Re: Multicellular prokaryote

... are multicellular 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 ...

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by Adz795
Mon Feb 06, 2012 3:27 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Multicellular prokaryote
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Views: 28004

Re: Multicellular prokaryote

... that at the initial levels of study, one is taught generalities that become less useful as one learns in more dpeth. The concept of prokarytoic unicellularity is as much product of the nature of the organisms as the lab context of study where the bugs are cultured in islation and under entriched ...

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by JorgeLobo
Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:30 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Multicellular prokaryote
Replies: 27
Views: 28004


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