ON THE EVOLUTION OF DIFFERENTIATED MULTICELLULARITY

@inproceedings{Willensdorfer2009ONTE,
  title={ON THE EVOLUTION OF DIFFERENTIATED MULTICELLULARITY},
  author={M. Willensdorfer},
  booktitle={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2009}
}
Most conspicuous organisms are multicellular and most multicellular organisms develop somatic cells to perform specific, nonre-productive tasks. The ubiquity of this division of labor suggests that it is highly advantageous. In this article I present a model to study the evolution of specialized cells. The model allows for unicellular and multicellular organisms that may contain somatic (terminally differentiated) cells. Cells contribute additively to a quantitative trait. The fitness of the… Expand
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