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18/12/2013

IBE: The regulation of the life cycle of an amoeba could be the key to the origin of animals

IBE: The regulation of the life cycle of an amoeba could be the key to the origin of animals


News from IBE (CSIC-UPF)


According to a study to be published in the journal eLIFE on December 24 that has been led by Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo, ICREA researcher at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology, in collaboration with U.S. researchers at the University of Toronto (Canada) and Harvard University and MIT in the U.S.

More information:

IBE website (in Catalan)


Reference:

Arnau Sebé-Pedrós, Manuel Irimia, Javier del Campo, Helena Parra-Acero, Carsten Russ, Chad Nusbaum, Benjamin J. Blencowe, Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo (2013), "Regulated aggregative multicellularity in a close unicellular relativa of metazoa", eLIFE, in press.