Genomic EvoDevo Lab

How Multicellularity Evolved?


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?