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Nicole King, a biologist at the University of California (UC), Berkeley, found a revealing window on those ancient transitions: choanoflagellates, a group of living protists that seems on the cusp of making the leap to multicellularity.
The scientific name is derived from the twisting motion that helps the protist swim.
The remainder is distributed among fungi, archaea, protists, animals and viruses, in that order.
Researchers discovered the protist living on a brain coral in a tropical aquarium at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego.
The organism propels itself with a whip-like tail, called a flagella, and uses unusual harpoon-like structures to stun and consume other protists.
The new species doesn't fit with any other known groups of protists.
This allowed him to accidentally discover microorganisms like bacteria and protists, beginning in the 1670s.
The ones that Leidy saw are protists—microbes that have more in common with us than with bacteria, but that still consist of a single, tiny cell.
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