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Cell Biology: Molecular clue links bacteria to the origin of animals

  1. Michael G Hadfield  Is a corresponding author
  1. Department of Biology and the Pacific Biosciences Research Center at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, United States
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Cite this article as: eLife 2012;1:e00242 doi: 10.7554/eLife.00242
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Electron micrographs showing single choanoflagellates (left; scale bar is 2 microns) and a colony of choanoflagellates (right; scale bar is 5 microns). The release of a sulfonolipid molecule by Algoriphagus bacteria that live among the choanoflagellates is thought to trigger the formation of the colonies.

FIGURE CREDIT: ROSIE ALEGADO (LEFT); MARK DAYEL (RIGHT).

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