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Elife. 2013 Apr 2;2:e00655. doi: 10.7554/eLife.00655.

A sticky solution.

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is at the Center for Genomics and Systems Biology, Department of Biology , New York University , New York , United States dgresham@nyu.edu.

Abstract

Selection favours single-celled mutants that stick together when a sugar needed for growth is in short supply, suggesting that multicellular life may have evolved as a by-product of selection for more efficient usage of resources.

KEYWORDS:

Evolution of cooperation; Experimental evolution; Multicellularity; S. cerevisiae

PMID:
23577236
PMCID:
PMC3614024
DOI:
10.7554/eLife.00655
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