Photosynthesizing sea slug borrows key gene from algae

February 5, 2015 12:26 AM

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Photosynthesizing sea slug borrows key gene from algae

"The gene is incorporated into the slug chromosome and transmitted to the next generation of slugs," explained Sidney K. Pierce.

Researchers at the Marine Biological Laboratory, a research center in Massachusetts, were able to use advanced imaging techniques to locate a chromosome swiped from digested algae in the sea slug's DNA.

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