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Geometry Shapes Evolution of Early Multicellularity

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Volume constraints to tree growth.

(Left) A model of the growing tree with Node 0 at the center and shells of nodes surrounding it. Each cell is a sphere with radius r and the edges are only shown to make relationships clear– edge length is effectively 0. (Right) After generations, each shell contains cells exclusively.

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003803.g002