Unless it gets eaten itself, or starves, it is immortal because, like all single-cell organisms
, it doesn't age.
It is incredibly intricate despite being the same size as some single-cell organisms
," explains Samuel Bolton, the doctoral student in Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology who discovered this species.
Much of the last 30 years of research has focused on how cooperation came to be, since it's found in many forms of life, from single-cell organisms
True, slime molds are masses of single-cell organisms
without a brain or eyes, but they demonstrate amazing abilities to engage in organized behaviors, carry out coordinated movements and especially, to find their way through mazes and over obstacles to locate food sources.
Marine biologists and environmentalists worry that the oil is doing significant harm to populations of tube worms, tiny crustaceans and mollusks, single-cell organisms
and other underwater life forms that shape the building blocks of the marine food chain.
I like the gap between blueprint and building or single-cell organisms
and the highly evolved natural world and I enjoy the rawness of construction and the form of exposed lines.
Cadan Hitchens, 18, a student from Cornwall: "I believe there are life forms out there but they'll be billions and billions of miles away and they'll be single-cell organisms
Researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden have now demonstrated that plasmid-based methods, which had been limited to single-cell organisms
such as bacteria and yeasts, can be extended to mosses, opening the door to applications of a number of powerful techniques in plant research.