Researchers experimenting with yeast think evolution from single-celled to multi-celled organisms might have happened in the blink of an eye.
Do you remember studying single-cell organisms under the microscope? They may have seemed like boring blobs... but, they are nothing compared to Caulerpa!
You might remember seeing single-cell organisms under a microscope in biology class, and perhaps you remember them as rather boring blobs. Life got much more interesting and complex when the cells joined together to become animals or plants. Most people, biologists as well as you and I, think of cells primarily as building blocks of more complicated organisms. Learn more on this Moment of Science.