Photosynthesizing sea slug borrows key gene from algae

February 5, 2015 12:26 AM

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"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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