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Sticking Together Helps Cells Capture More Food and Keep It from the Cheaters

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    Affiliation: Freelance Science Writer, Sherborn, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: August 09, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001123

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Another model organism

Posted by Kristine on 20 Aug 2011 at 02:42 GMT

I find this article very interesting. In this context, I would like to draw your attention to the social amoeba dictyostelium discoideum, which is already one step further on the road to a multicellular organism.

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