Your Inner Fish


Neil Shubin

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Choanoflagellate Term Analysis

Close microbe relatives of simple bodied organisms like placazoans. Choanoflagellates provide a link between single-celled microbes and primitive organisms with bodies, as they have some of the properties of both kinds of life form.
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Choanoflagellate Term Timeline in Your Inner Fish

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Chapter 7: Adventures in Bodybuilding
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...adhesion or communication abilities that body cells have. Yet Nicole King changed that by studying choanoflagellates, the closest microbe relatives of placazoans and sponges. (full context)
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Choanoflagellates look like tiny versions of the goblet cells in sponges, but their DNA is actually... (full context)