A phylogenomic investigation into the origin of metazoa.

Abstract

The evolution of multicellular animals (Metazoa) from their unicellular ancestors was a key transition that was accompanied by the emergence and diversification of gene families associated with multicellularity. To clarify the timing and order of specific events in this transition, we conducted expressed sequence tag surveys on 4 putative protistan… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msn006

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