Studies of cell-to-cell differences also promise to reveal new information about single-celled
He specialises in researching the diversity of single-celled
organisms, or ciliates, and has received funding from the Natural Environment Research Council to set up a website dedicated to them.
This key feature separates plants, animals and fungi -- the group that includes the single-celled
yeast -- from bacteria.
Algae and other single-celled
organisms power their movements with molecular motors.
The choanoflagellates have just one cell, but they're more closely related to people and other animals than are most single-celled
Life's long journey from single-celled
organisms to multicellular plants and animals may have depended upon the increasing presence of oxygen in the atmosphere, a new study suggests.
amoebas that become stalled while dividing into two daughter cells summon help from fellow amoebas, according to a report in March 22 NATURE.
Among Muller's slides was an electron micrograph showing the interior of a eukaryotic cell, the kind of cell that makes up complex animals, including people, and many single-celled
albicans mutant that exists only in the single-celled
form can't induce a lethal infection in mice, report Gerald R.
Now, researchers report that single-celled
organisms may defend themselves in a similar way.
Yet in the last 15 months, researchers have unveiled the complete genetic complements of several single-celled
organisms, including two bacteria.
After billions of years in which bacteria, algae, and other microscopic single-celled
organisms ruled the planet, life got large.