Power-Stealing Sea Slug Eats Algae To Photosynthesize Like A Plant

February 4, 2015 9:13 PM

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Sea slug found to perform genetic "heist," taking genes and cell parts from the algae it eats. That lets the sea slug perform photosynthesis like a plant and exist for long periods without food -- as long as it has sunlight.(Photo : Patrick Krug, Marine Biology Laboratory)

Sea slug found to perform genetic "heist," taking genes and cell parts from the algae it eats. That lets the sea slug perform photosynthesis like a plant and exist for long periods without food -- as long as it has sunlight.

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