Evolution of sex: Mating rituals of a pre-metazoan

James Umen, Joseph Heitman

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Sex is pervasive throughout eukaryotes, yet many species have not been caught in the act. Now, a sexual cycle has been discovered in the choanoflagellate Salpingoeca rosetta, a pre-metazoan evolutionary model, opening a window on metazoan sexual evolution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R1006-R1008
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number22
StatePublished - Nov 18 2013


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