Monthly Archives: June 2011

Cellular differentiation and endosymbiosis revisited

In an earlier post on this page I discussed evidence that the eukaryotic nucleus is compartmentalized and how this compartmentalization may allow one compartment to become irreversibly differentiated through DNA rearrangements and deletions while leaving the remaining compartments untouched. I … Continue reading

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Could multicellularity in animals have been the result of endosymbiotic “fungi”?

You can support this research through Patreon. It has been known for some time that fungi are more closely related to animals than to plants (ref, 1997).  The split from plants occurred one billion years ago and 35 million years … Continue reading

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