"Biologists for decades believed the existing theory was a no-brainer, as sponge choanocytes look so much like single-celled choanoflagellates
-- the organism considered to be the closest living relatives of the animals," she said.
Free-living, unicellular organisms called choanoflagellates
, however, could be on every person's family tree, so long as it was a gigantic one.
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Other studies suggest that TRPM, along with TRPA and TRPC, has evolved later in the unikont lineage, as it is present in the genomes of the choanoflagellates
Monosiga brevicollis and Salpingosea rosetta, representing the last unicellular ancestor of Metazoa (Mederos y Schnitzler et al., 2007; Cai, 2008; Cai and Clapham, 2012; Peng et al., 2015).