Volvox: Beyond Small is Simple

submitted by: JGI

DOE JGI's Simon Prochnik, Salk Institute's Jim Umen and Washington University's David Kirk talk about the alga Volvox carteri and why sequencing its genome matters in this complement to the DOE Joint Genome Institute's news release ( regarding the publication of the Volvox genome in the July 9, 2010 issue of the journal Science.

Developmental Biology of a Simple Organism: Part 3: Stochasticity and Cell Fate (25:03)

submitted by: scivee-team

Part III presents research showing that B. subtilis uses a bet hedging strategy for coping with uncertainty.

Developmental Biology of a Simple Organism: Part 2: New Research on Multicellularity (18:13)

submitted by: scivee-team

Part II presents research on the capacity of B. subtilis cells to form architecturally complex communities.