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Geometry Shapes Evolution of Early Multicellularity

Figure 7

Evolution of higher rates of cell death.

Clusters alternate between growth phases, in which the population increases by cells, and selective phases, in which clusters are randomly chosen based on size (see Methods) similar to the experimental regime. Cells can mutate and change their probability of death. Starting from a probability of death of , the average probability of death in the population evolves to around .

Figure 7