multicellular


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multicellular

[¦məl·tē′sel·yə·lər]
(biology)
Consisting of many cells.
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Instead of a crown of multicellular groups rising over relicts on long branches, the organisms "coalesced in a small number of very large groups," he says.
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The cursor on the origin of complex multicellular life is no longer 600 million years ago, as has long been maintained, but more like 2.
What biologists know about life so far is that only single-celled organisms can live in places that have no oxygen, and that multicellular organisms can visit these places, but not live there.
From this perspective, early multicellular life forms would have flourished in the anoxic Earth more than 2 billion years ago, which is at least 1.
The first few multicellular creatures probably shared everything with everyone.
Your skin, hair, and gut continually crawl with microscopic bacteria (single-cell organisms), fungi (FUN-guy, single cell or multicellular organisms such as mold and yeast), and viruses (nonliving particles that invade and reproduce in a living cell).
So, what effect did it have on development of multicellular life?
Tiny fossils 600m years old may be the oldest evidence yet of multicellular animals.
The humble polystyrene cup is melted and transformed into a multicellular lampshade by young British designer Paul Cocksedge.
During the first 2 billion years, only single-cell microorganisms existed, but once cells with nuclei developed about a billion years ago, increasingly complex multicellular organisms evolved.
Taste buds are onion-shaped, multicellular organelles that project to the epithelial surface of the papilla.

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