From Algae To Sea Slug: Natural Transfer Of Photosynthesizing Genes

February 5, 2015 1:34 PM

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Unlike other multicellular organisms, the emerald sea slug (Elysia chlorotica) has the special ability to photosynthesize. It owes this to the gene that it "steals" from the algae Vaucheria litorea.(Photo : Patrick Krug)

Unlike other multicellular organisms, the emerald sea slug (Elysia chlorotica) has the special ability to photosynthesize. It owes this to the gene that it "steals" from the algae Vaucheria litorea.

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