In early oocytes of most animals, including humans, Balbiani bodies are conspicuous asymmetric non-membrane bound compartments accumulating mitochondria, reticulum, Golgi membranes and mRNA for use in the egg after fertilization . The last common eukaryotic ancestor was probably able, depending on the life cycle and of the environment, to switch from swimming to amoeboid motion. ‘Lower’ fungi such as chytrids have flagellated gametes, whereas ‘higher’ fungi have lost basal body/axoneme but have kept dynein genes. After successful karyokinesis, the dividing cell has still to pass through risky processes: cytokinesis failure is not infrequent in animal cells, and this can precede malignant transformation. The centrioles, centrosomes, basal bodies, and cilia of, Microtubule-organizing centers: towards a minimal parts list, From central to rudimentary to primary: the history of an underappreciated organelle whose time has come. The precise function of these triplets is not known, although they appear necessary for radial connections around the basal body . The developmental mechanism behind leaf adaxial–abaxial polarity specification and flat lamina formation has long been of interest to biologists. The evolution of complex multicellular meristematic polarity required a third reorientation of axiation. Figure 7. Moreover, reformation of primary cilia in nascent differentiating daughter cells takes place at the baso-lateral side instead of the apical side, and this is apparently the first identifiable cell state before neural progenitor delamination from the apical adherens junction belt of the neuroepithelium . An insightful and unified vision on cell movements—a very rich field of phenomena—can be found in ref. Whether an equivalent correlation is observed in the evolution of metazoans with the apparition of an exoskeleton will be addressed below (in §3.3.2). Planar cell polarity (PCP) is a key feature of many adult tissues, involving the Wnt membrane receptor frizzled (Fz), and acting as a compass defining and coordinating polarity in static and moving cells . Actually, many unicellular eukaryotes form colonial organizations. It is delayed in the swimming cell, until the cell becomes immotile, replacing its polarized flagellum by a stalk. I assume that permanent polarity in unicellular eukaryotes is required for cell motion and sensory reception, integration of these two activities being an evolutionarily constrained function. Centrioles have been shown to resist MT-dependent forces exerted on centrosomes during mitosis . In triploblastic animals, Par-proteins regulate cell-polarity and adherens junctions of both ectodermal and endodermal epithelia. Of the five super-clades, Opisthokonta and Amoebozoa are sister groups forming the former unikonts, now called Amorphea. In addition, recent evidence has been provided that choanoflagellates themselves are able to have amoeboid movements, while keeping their flagellum . How adaxial–abaxial leaf polarity and lamina outgrowth are related was defined from phenotypic analysis of the phantastica (phan) mutant in Antirrhinum majus (Waites and Hudson 1995).In phan mutants, leaves show varying degrees of abaxialization. 1993 Oct;5(10):1471-1481 This description, which mainly concern worms of the protostomian Lophotrochozoa branch indicates that regeneration ability respects the body polarity. Flagellar transformation might require several cell division cycles to reach full basal body maturation, when the number of flagella is higher than two. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. Cells in epithelial sheets are characterized by columnar or cuboidal shape, strong cell-cell adhesion, and pronounced apicobasal polarity. Most of the literature on transitions to new units of selection investigates the different forces that favour policing mechanisms for fitness alignment. A considerable body of knowledge has been accumulated over the years on molecular regulations of plasma membrane polarity in relation with extrinsic and intrinsic cues [8–16]. A recent report has shown that this is also the case in human cells , and that the absence of triplet formation precludes the formation of the distal part of centrioles, as judged by the absence of recruitment of distal proteins that are necessary for its assembly , leading to unstable centrioles that cannot be inherited from one cell cycle to the next. The ability of animals to regenerate missing parts is a fascinating property, quite variable among species and still poorly understood. A major question raised by the evolution of multicellularity is how a new unit of selection, demonstrating heritable variations in fitness, is obtained. However, across all unicellular and multicellular organisms, polarity is evident when cells, organs, or organisms manifest one or more of the following: orientation, axiation, and asymmetry. Remarkably, this work also demonstrated a compensatory mechanism restoring symmetry in proliferative divisions, which involves a pool of the same regulator associated with the Golgi apparatus, the other microtubule-nucleating organelle in many cells. Infection by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori is the main risk factor for stomach cancer. Planar coordination of individual cell polarity with neighbouring cells is also necessary. Interestingly, it has been proposed that the control of cilia-dependent locomotion could be at the origin of neural circuits . However, because they grow a great deal during their life cycle, they can show a very complex pattern of divisions depending on species  (figure 4). The doublet microtubules from flagella, bound to the flagellar membrane, are even stiffer, as can be directly observed in splayed cilia when compared to the two individual microtubules of the central pair . This survey has also been discussing the potential role of the cellular PC/C organ in the establishment of biological individuality in metazoans. It has also been directly provoked on discoid stationary lamellar fragments of epidermal fish keratocytes, by mechanically imposing a rear edge, leading to stable migration of the fragments in the opposite direction, as the retrograde actin flow from the periphery of fragments was no longer symmetrical . All the other cells cannot progress along their own antero-posterior axis, nor can they rotate around their axis. Among the most easily recognizable features of any nervous system is the synapse. This is done in an evolutionary perspective, as it is the condition for clarifying critical issues in cell biology . 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