Was the first multi-celled organism a conjoined bacteria?

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Was the first multi-celled organism a conjoined bacteria?

Post by rimblock » Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:39 am

Can you get bacteria that have some sort of mutation that could cause partial splitting, and that could also be passed on to offspring?

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Post by JackBean » Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:47 pm

depends on how are the cells joined. If is it just some free adhesion (like people are put together in society), than you won't affect it genetically, but if they do some sort of joining proteins or some channels joining all the cells (what you can all see in multicellular organisms), than you can ingluence it of course, depending on concrete mechanism ;)
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