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  Evolution of irreversible somatic differentiation

Gao, Y., Park, H. J., Traulsen, A., & Pichugin, Y. (2021). Evolution of irreversible somatic differentiation. eLife, 10: e66711. doi:http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2021/01/19/2021.01.18.427219.abstract.

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Gao, Yuanxiao1, Author              
Park, Hye Jin1, Author              
Traulsen, Arne1, Author              
Pichugin, Yuriy1, Author              
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 Abstract: A key innovation emerging in complex animals is irreversible somatic differentiation: daughters of a vegetative cell perform a vegetative function as well, thus, forming a somatic lineage that can no longer be directly involved in reproduction. Primitive species use a different strategy: vegetative and reproductive tasks are separated in time rather than in space. Starting from such a strategy, how is it possible to evolve life forms which use some of their cells exclusively for vegetative functions? Here, we developed an evolutionary model of development of a simple multicellular organism and found that three components are necessary for the evolution of irreversible somatic differentiation: (i) costly cell differentiation, (ii) vegetative cells that significantly improve the organism’s performance even if present in small numbers, and (iii) large enough organism size. Our findings demonstrate how an egalitarian development typical for loose cell colonies can evolve into germ-soma differentiation dominating metazoans.Competing Interest StatementThe authors have declared no competing interest.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2021-01-192021-01-202021-09-232021-10-132021
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Project name : Ministry of Science and ICT, South Korea
Grant ID : 2020R1A2C1101894
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Publ. Info: Cambridge : eLife Sciences Publications
Pages: - Volume / Issue: 10 Sequence Number: e66711 Start / End Page: - Identifier: ISSN: 2050-084X
CoNE: https://pure.mpg.de/cone/journals/resource/2050-084X