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    1. Cell Biology

    A bacterial sulfonolipid triggers multicellular development in the closest living relatives of animals

    Rosanna A Alegado et al.
    The development of colonies of cells in choanoflagellates, water-dwelling organisms that feed on bacteria, is triggered by the presence of very low concentrations of a lipid molecule produced by certain types of bacteria.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Transcriptome dynamics of the Myxococcus xanthus multicellular developmental program

    José Muñoz-Dorado et al.
    Investigation of global gene expression profiles during formation of the Myxococcus xanthus specialized biofilm reveals a genetic regulatory network that coordinates cell motility, differentiation, and secondary metabolite production.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Genome editing enables reverse genetics of multicellular development in the choanoflagellate Salpingoeca rosetta

    David S Booth, Nicole King
    Genome editing in the choanoflagellate Salpingoeca rosetta opens newfound possibilities to functionally probe choanoflagellate genes that may illuminate the origin of their closest relatives, the animals.
    1. Cell Biology

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

    Michael G Hadfield
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    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Multicellularity: The evolution of gene regulation

    Veronica Hinman, Gregory Cary
    The gene regulation mechanisms necessary for the development of complex multicellular animals have been found in sponges.
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    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Landscape of histone modifications in a sponge reveals the origin of animal cis-regulatory complexity

    Federico Gaiti et al.
    The complex chromatin-based genomic regulatory system controlling developmental gene expression in complex bilaterians predates the evolution of morphological complexity and may have been a prerequisite for the evolution of the first simple multicellular animals.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    The rosetteless gene controls development in the choanoflagellate S. rosetta

    Tera C Levin et al.
    The establishment of forward genetics in S. rosetta reveals the first gene known to be required for choanoflagellate multicellular development.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Spatiotemporal mosaic self-patterning of pluripotent stem cells using CRISPR interference

    Ashley RG Libby et al.
    Dynamic control of intrinsic pluripotent multicellular self-organization to yield robust symmetry breaking patterns that recapitulate morphogenic processes associated with developmental events.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Biofilms: Take my breath away

    Vinai C Thomas, Paul D Fey
    A lack of oxygen activates a pathway that causes the bacterial cell wall to break down, which, in turn, aids bacterial biofilm development.
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    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Multicellularity: From brief encounters to lifelong unions

    Bradley JSC Olson
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