2nd October 2019

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What is the difference between a colony of cells and a multicellular organism?

The difference between a multicellular organism and a colonial organism is that individual organisms from a colony or biofilm can, if separated, survive on their own, while cells from a multicellular organism (e.g., liver cells) cannot.

Regarding this, is Volvox a colonial or multicellular organism?

Ancestors of Volvox algae made the transition from being a single-celled organism to becoming a multicellular colony at least 200 million years ago, during the Triassic Period.

What is an example of a colonial protist?

Yeasts, algae (such as kelp and seaweed), and amoebas are just a few examples. Most protists are unicellular, but some like kelp are multicellular organisms.
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