Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Sea slug has taken genes from algae it eats, allowing it to photosynthesize like a plant

Date:
February 3, 2015

Source:
Marine Biological Laboratory

Summary:
How a brilliant-green sea slug manages to live for months at a time 'feeding' on sunlight, like a plant, is clarified in a recent study. The authors present the first direct evidence that the emerald green sea slug's chromosomes have some genes that come from the algae it eats.


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