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Division of Labor Offers Insight Into the Evolution of Multicellular Life
August 7, 2012
Dividing tasks among different individuals is a more efficient way to get things done, whether you are an ant, a honeybee or a human. A new study by researchers at Michigan State University's BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action suggests that this efficiency may also explain a key transition in evolutionary history, from single-celled to multicelled organisms.
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