Primitive Multicellular Evolution?

Richard Gordon gordonr at cc.UManitoba.CA
Mon Aug 24 18:14:07 EST 1998

Could suggest Section 5.05 The Ciliate Origin of Multicellular Organisms of
my forthcoming book:

Gordon, R. (1998). The Hierarchical Genome and Differentiation Waves: Novel
Unification of Development, Genetics and Evolution. Singapore: World

>I would like to know what field of biology focuses on the science of
>primitive multi-cellular life forms.  Specifically, the stage at which
>cells were cooperatively binding, specializing, and competing for
>resources, but prior to their collective reproduction as a species.
>Further, would this same field also delve into the details of
>reproductive technology evolution.  I am interested in learning about
>the very earliest multi-cellular biological stages leading toward
>species specific reproduction.  In other words, the primitive societies
>of cellular life traceable in time to their successful destiny as mature
>Also, can anyone recommend a good book or reference on this subject?
>Interested layman

Dr. Richard Gordon, Department of Radiology
President, Canadian Society for Theoretical Biology
University of Manitoba, Health Sciences Centre, Room GA248
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