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Multicellular organisms enjoy several distinct benefits, including a larger size and greater complexity than unicellular organisms. Multicellular organisms include many types of plants and animals while the class of unic... More »

Two of the main advantages of being a unicellular organism as opposed to a multicellular organism are the ability to reproduce asexually and the lack of need for a complicated organ system, in which many things can go wr... More »

Advantages of being multicellular include an overall larger body size, cell differentiation and greater complexity as an organism. Cell differentiation refers to the designation of different cells to different functions,... More »

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