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  Colony (biology) - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In biology, a colony (from Latin colonia) means several individual organisms of the same species living closely together, usually for mutual benefit, such as stronger defences, the ability to attack bigger prey etc. Some insects (ants, for example) live only in colonies.
Colonies were probably the first step towards multicellular organisms during evolution.
The difference between a multicellular organism and a colony is that individual organisms from a colony can, if separated, survive on their own, while cells from a multicellular lifeform (e.g., liver cells) cannot.
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 Colony (biology) -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Colonies were probably the first step towards multicellular (A living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently) organisms during ((biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms) evolution.
(Type genus of the Volvocaceae; minute pale green flagellates occurring in tiny spherical colonies; minute flagella rotate the colony about an axis) Volvox is an example for the border between these two states.
Colonial Organisms are single-celled (A living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently) Organisms that live together as a single unit.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/c/co/colony_(biology).htm   (139 words)

  
 Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Molecular Biology of the Cell 16: 4867-4881 (2005).
Ge, W, TG Chew, V Wachtler, SN Naqvi and MK Balasubramanian: The novel fission yeast protein, Pal1p interacts with Hip1-related Sla2p/End4p and is involved in cellular morphogenesis.
Garcia, D, JNF Gerald and F Berger: Maternal control of integument cell elongation and zygotic control of endosperm growth are coordinated to determine seed size in Arabidopsis.
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 Bees
Information includes honey production, behavior, and social classes within the bee colony.
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