The evolution of multicellularity increases questions relating to genomic and developmental commonalities and discordances, selective merits and downsides, actual determinants of improvement, and the origins of morphological novelties. It additionally represents a metamorphosis within the definition of individuality, simply because a brand new organism emerges from interactions between unmarried cells. This quantity considers those and different questions, with contributions that discover the origins and effects of the evolution of multicellularity, addressing various themes, organisms, and experimental protocols.
Each part specializes in chosen issues or specific lineages that current an important perception or problem. The individuals think about the fossil list of the paleontological conditions within which animal multicellularity developed; cooptation, recurrent styles, modularity, and believable pathways for multicellular evolution in vegetation; theoretical methods to the amoebozoa and fungi (cellular slime molds having lengthy supplied a strong version method for exploring the evolution of multicellularity), vegetation, and animals; genomic toolkits of metazoan multicellularity; and philosophical points of the which means of individuality in mild of multicellular evolution.
ContributorsMaja Adamska, Argyris Arnellos, Juan A. Arias, Eugenio Azpeitia, Mariana Benítez, Adriano Bonforti, John Tyler Bonner, Peter L. Conlin, A. Keith Dunker, Salva Duran-Nebreda, Ana E. Escalante, Valeria Hernández-Hernández, Kunihiko Kaneko, Andrew H. Knoll, Stephan G. König, Daniel J. G. Lahr, Ottoline Leyser, Alan C. Love, Raul Montañez, Emilio Mora van Cauwelaert, Alvaro Moreno, Vidyanand Nanjundiah, Aurora M. Nedelcu, Stuart A. Newman, Karl J. Niklas, William C. Ratcliff, Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo, Ricard Solé
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