How single cells work together

  title={How single cells work together},
  author={Jonathan P. Zehr},
  pages={1163 - 1164}
  • J. Zehr
  • Published 11 September 2015
  • Biology
  • Science
Are single-celled symbioses organelle evolution in action? Symbiotic interactions are fundamental to life on Earth and were critical for the evolution of organelles that led to the success of eukaryotes on the planet. Such mutualistic interactions between unicellular microorganisms and multicellular plants and animals are pervasive in natural and agricultural ecosystems (1). In contrast, very little is known about symbiotic interactions between unicellular partners. Recent studies have revealed… 

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