Volvox: simple steps to developmental complexity?

  title={Volvox: simple steps to developmental complexity?},
  author={Ichiro Nishii and Stephen Michael Miller},
  journal={Current opinion in plant biology},
  volume={13 6},
Volvox, Chlamydomonas, and their close relatives - collectively the volvocine green algae - comprise an excellent system for investigating the origins of developmental complexity. Over a relatively short period of time Volvox evolved an impressive suite of developmental traits, including asymmetric cell division, multicellularity with germ-soma division of labor, embryonic morphogenesis, and oogamy. Recent molecular genetic analyses of important developmental genes and comparative analyses of… CONTINUE READING


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