© William C. Ratcliff 2013
Evolve your own multicellular yeast
Predator-imposed selection for multicellularity
Evolutionary origins of multicellularity
A pair of labs exploring the evolution of multicellularity
This website provides resources for high school and
college instructors interested in teaching the evolution
of biological complexity. Here we describe two
experiments that allow students to directly observe the
evolution of multicellularity. We provide a free kit and
the curricula to get you going!
Help us improve our labs.
These labs are still brand-new. We would greatly appreciate any feedback on how they worked in your classroom.
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Click here for the full video of the above GIF
See a short video abstract of the scientific research that inspired this lab.
(used with permission from a paper published at
Read a brief overview of the labs.