Capsaspora owczarzaki is an independent opisthokont lineage

Transitions from unicellularity to multicellularity have occurred several times in the history of life. Two of the most conspicuous multicellular kingdoms, Metazoa and Fungi, form a monophyletic clade, known as the opisthokonts, which comprises some unicellular lineages, such as Choanoflagellata, Nucleariidae, Ichthyosporea (also known as the DRIPs or… CONTINUE READING