TWiEVO 11: Microbial accomplices in multicellularity

September 27, 2016
sphaeroeca colony

Colony of choanoflagellates

Hosts: Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Nicole King

Nicole joins Nels and Vincent to discuss the finding of her laboratory that multicellular development of choanoflagellates, the closest living relatives of animals, is regulated by bacterial lipids.

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