As the thickest and oldest parts of the continents form, microbes experiment with various life styles. Those who take up swimming explore habitats, moving with grace from meal to meal. Many microbes pursue colonial life styles, huge populations mixing with one another for food and flexible gene exchange.
Microbes also experiment with multicellular lifestyles, some forming complexes eerily like trees and other organisms of our familiar landscapes.
University of Montana--Missoula. Environmental Studies Program
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Liebes, Sid; Mittelstadt, Laurie; Waugh, Barbara; and Brynes, Lois, "Panel 17: Life Styles Of The Little" (1997). A Walk Through Time - From Stardust To Us. 17.