Overview

modular organism


Related Overviews

 

'modular organism' can also refer to...

 

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Genetics and Genomics
  • Ecology and Conservation

GO

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

An organism in which the zygote develops into a discrete unit which then produces more units like itself, rather than developing into a complete organism. Modular organisms (e.g. plants, fungi, sponges, etc.) usually have a branching structure and an overall shape that is highly variable and determined mainly by environmental influences. Mutations of cells along branches may lead to heterogeneity between different parts of the organism.

Subjects: Genetics and Genomics — Ecology and Conservation.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.