The momentous transition to multicellular life may not have been so hard after all

ScienceMagazinePublished: July 2, 2018
Published: July 2, 2018

Single cells had many of the genes and functions needed for complex life to evolve.
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Credits:
producer/editor/script/narrator
Nguyen Khoi Nguyen

supervising producer
Sarah Crespi

original story
Elizabeth Pennisi

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collar cells
The Biology of Marine Animals
bit.ly/2tGjoXB

young sponge
The Cambridge Natural History
bit.ly/2tvYISY

multicellular yeast
V. Altounian/Science

photography
choanoflagellates (2)
Mark Dayel, dayel.com/choanoflagellates

crepidula fornicata
Joyce Pieretti, Manuela Truebano,
Saori Tani, and Daniela Di Bella/
Embryology Course at the Marine Biological Laboratory

adult amphipod
Longhua Guo/
Embryology Course at the Marine Biological Laboratory

juvenile of the longfin inshore squid
Wang Chi Lau/
Embryology Course at the Marine Biological Laboratory

veiled chameleon
Jake Hines and Nate Peters/
Embryology Course at the Marine Biological Laboratory

chlamydomonas globosa
Picturepest, bit.ly/2yKjq6B, CC BY 2.0

volvocales
Aurora M. Nedelcu, bit.ly/2lyhCEm, CC BY 2.5

gonium pectorale
Environmental Protection Agency
bit.ly/2lCTMao, public domain

volvox aureus
Zappys Technology Solutions
bit.ly/2Knt3Ng, CC BY 2.0

volvox aureus
Picturepest, bit.ly/2lCERgJ, CC BY 2.0

yeast
Marina Taikevich, bit.ly/2N1csgF, CC BY 2.0

saccharomyces cerevisiae
Pilarbini, bit.ly/2N33qQm, CC BY 4.0

video
squid development
April Dinwiddie, Jenna Judge, Lynn See,
Rachel K. Miller, Marie-Therese Noedl, Juliette Petersen,
Maggie Rigney, Ju Roscito, Brittany Shamenek,
and Nipam Patel

yeast snowflake confocal
Ozan Bozdag, Siyi Cao, Ali Zamani and Will Ratcliff

multicellular yeast time-lapse
Will Ratcliff

multicellular chlamydomonas time-lapse
Matthew Herron, Joshua Borin, and Will Ratcliff

developing embryos of the African clawed frog
Nipam Patel, Chenbei Chang/
Embryology Course at the Marine Biological Laboratory

stock video
Videoblocks

music
Nguyen Khoi Nguyen

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