Subject: Why are sponges Animals, but colonial choanoflagellates not?
Date: Fri Mar 11 03:06:32 2011
Posted by Ann
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Area of science: Evolution
Sponges supposedly evolved from (something like) colonial choanoflagellates,
which are not animals. What properties did the evolving sponges have to
acquire to be considered the animal kingdom? Are colonial choanoflagellates
not considered 'multicellular life'?
Re: Why are sponges Animals, but colonial choanoflagellates not?
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