Genomic EvoDevo Lab

How did Multicellularity Evolve?


We are studying the evolution of animal multicellularity in Prefectural University of Hiroshima, with the PI Dr. Hiroshi Suga. Over 700 million years ago, a unicellular protist acquired a simple multicellular system, which later on evolved to the overwhelmingly complex and diverse body plans of the extant animals. What was the molecular background of this innovation?