Acrobatic choanoflagellates could help explain how multicellularity evolved

A new single-celled species forms groups of multiple individuals that change shape


A newly discovered species of single-celled choanoflagellates forms arrays of many individuals, which can rapidly morph from feeding mode (left, shown in false color) to swimming mode (right).

Thibaut Brunet

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