News tagged with multicellularity

Age and fertility in social insects

A new research unit coordinated at the University of Freiburg tackles the question of why the otherwise usual trade-off between fecundity and lifespan in multicellular organisms is not present in social insects ...

date10 hours ago in Plants & Animals
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Protein scaffold

Right before a cell starts to divide to give birth to a daughter cell, its biochemical machinery unwinds the chromosomes and copies the millions of protein sequences comprising the cell's DNA, which is packaged ...

dateMay 27, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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The two faces of cellular forgetfulness

Ludwig Maximilian University researchers have monitored how epigenetic information is transmitted to daughter cells during cell division and determined when the cell's developmental memory is re-established.

dateApr 13, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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How did multicellular life evolve?

Scientists are discovering ways in which single cells might have evolved traits that entrenched them into group behavior, paving the way for multicellular life. These discoveries could shed light on how complex ...

dateFeb 05, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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