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Monosiga brevicollis[edit]

ScienceDaily (July 8, 2008) — When it comes to cellular communication networks, a primitive single-celled microbe that answers to the name of Monosiga brevicollis has a leg up on animals composed of billions of cells. It commands a signaling network more elaborate and diverse than found in any multicellular organism higher up on the evolutionary tree, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have discovered. Salk Institute (2008, July 8). Can You Hear Me Now? Primitive Single-Celled Microbe Expert In Cellular Communication Networks. ScienceDaily. Retrieved July 9, 2008, from /releases/2008/07/080707171748.htm Pawyilee (talk) 15:59, 9 July 2008 (UTC)


The first sentence under 'Phylogenic relationship' has to be revised (is not grammatically correct). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:41, 5 March 2012 (UTC)


Richard Dawkins' book is cited to date the temporal range of Choanoflagellate. While I'm sure he may be an expert on the subject, a popular science book is hardly a peer-reviewed article. Does anyone have a better source? Who does Dawkins cite in his book? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:58, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

The temporal range of choanoflagellates has now been updated to use the Wegener-Parfrey et al. 2011 reference- this is based on molecular clocks as there is no fossil record for choanoflagellates. The Dawkins book should now be removed from this page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:01, 22 March 2013 (UTC)


The section on silicon biomineralization mentions "nudiform" ("naked shape") and "tactiform" ("protected shape") varieties of choanoflagellates. I'm not clear on the differences. -DuncanIdaho06 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:57, 24 June 2013 (UTC)