How Cells Can Tell Each Other Apart | Video

Two different strains of amoeba cells (red + green) cells use two sets of proteins to recognize others of like strain. When close relatives meet, their proteins match and the cells join together to form a multi-cellular structure, in a process called 'allorecognition.'

Credit: Shigenori Hirose, Baylor College of Medicine

credit : Shigenori Hirose, Baylor College of Medicine