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multicellular

[¦məl·tē′sel·yə·lər]
(biology)
Consisting of many cells.
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All multicellular organisms (and therefore all that are visible to the naked eye) are eukaryotic.
While epigenetic changes can be stably inherited by cells undergoing mitosis, for multicellular organisms meiosis seems to reset the genome to some baseline epigenetic state from which the developmental program unfolds.
While the proteins of yeast are rather simple, those of multicellular organisms generally contain several domains per gene.
A convincing explanatory account of how natural selection shaped the progress from nonlife to life, from prokaryotes to eukaryotes, from sing-lecelled to multicellular organisms, and the like, could deprive creationism of many of its fellow travelers.
The theory is heavily slanted toward multicellular organisms.
The fluorescent proteins will allow scientists to clearly see, for example, cancer-related proteins turned on or off in the context of a living multicellular organism.
Professor Schofield said, "It's absolutely necessary for any multicellular organism to have a sufficient supply of oxygen to almost every cell and so the atmospheric rise in oxygen made it possible for multicellular organisms to exist.
When their food supply runs dry, they somehow figure out, through local signals between cells, how to swarm together into a sluglike, multicellular organism that produces the spores that give rise to the next generation.
Washington, August 30 (ANI): A team of scientists has silenced nine genes in a multicellular organism, which allowed them to discover molecular secrets of how certain plant tissues know which end is their growing tip, also referred to as polarized growth.
The worm was the first multicellular organism to have its genetic code mapped, and this finding secured a Nobel prize for the trio of John Sulston, Bob Horvitz, and Sydney Brenner.
Individual microorganisms in a biofilm act together like one multicellular organism.
The researchers studied the multicellular organism Volvox, which consists of approximately 1,000 cells arranged on the surface of a spherical matrix about half a millimetre in diameter.

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