Monday, January 11, 2010

Animal Farm Friday on Monday - Planimal?

This is way too cool to wait on! Dig it, an animal that is part plant!

Shaped like a leaf itself, the slug Elysia chlorotica already has a reputation for kidnapping the photosynthesizing organelles and some genes from algae. Now it turns out that the slug has acquired enough stolen goods to make an entire plant chemical-making pathway work inside an animal body, says Sidney K. Pierce of the University of South Florida in Tampa.



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