That's a big deal: "De novo origins of multicellularity in response to predation" by Herron et al. 2022

"We subjected outcrossed populations of the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii to selection by the filter-feeding predator Paramecium tetraurelia. Two of five experimental populations evolved multicellular structures not observed in unselected control populations within ~750 asexual generations"

HT @mads100tist @mhendricks

@albertcardona @mads100tist @mhendricks I mean I'm not going to click on a nature paper link but that tracks, getting bigger to both eat and not get eat seems right.

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