Evolutionary Cell Biology of Proteins from Protists to Humans and Plants

  title={Evolutionary Cell Biology of Proteins from Protists to Humans and Plants},
  author={Helmut Plattner},
  journal={Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology},
  • H. Plattner
  • Published 1 March 2018
  • Biology
  • Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology
During evolution, the cell as a fine‐tuned machine had to undergo permanent adjustments to match changes in its environment, while “closed for repair work” was not possible. Evolution from protists (protozoa and unicellular algae) to multicellular organisms may have occurred in basically two lineages, Unikonta and Bikonta, culminating in mammals and angiosperms (flowering plants), respectively. Unicellular models for unikont evolution are myxamoebae (Dictyostelium) and increasingly also… 

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