unicellular


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unicellular

[¦yü·nə′sel·yə·lər]
(biology)
Composed of a single cell.
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In this study, we investigated the presence and role of TRP channels in the rapid mechanosensing pathway of a unicellular eukaryote, the dinoflagellate Lingulodinium polyedra (F.
Zhang's research focuses on the understanding mechanisms of photosynthesis in unicellular and multicellular plants.
Using sophisticated methods - the bread and butter of current evolutionary research - the scientists traced the organism's genes back through the eons to the unicellular ancestor of all animal life on the planet.
It is curious to think that we can thank 30 million-year-old unicellular algae-like creatures called diatoms for the appealing appearance of such modern consumer goods as cooking oil, liquid soap, beer and wine.
The exposition carefully follows evolutionary changes in the relation among the constitutive, agential, and evolutionary threads--beginning with the appearance of motility and the transition from plants to animals; from eukaryotes, through unicellular to multicellular organisms; the appearance and dynamical decoupling of the nervous system followed by the decoupling of the autonomic and sensorimotor nervous systems; and so on.
Unicellular organisms of the kingdom protista, characterized by a silica shell of often intricate and beautiful sculpturing.
Microalgae are unicellular organisms that are usually found in freshwater and marine systems, and are capable of performing photosynthesis, Al Harethi said.
Silab's historic understanding of the plant world has been supplemented by unique expertise related to the production and use of unicellular organisms made using biotechnologies.
Various filamentous and unicellular strains of cyanobacteria were previously isolated, characterized and molecularly identified[14, 15].
Warm water corals depend on a vital partnership with unicellular algae of the genus Symbiodinium.