Who’s got one foot and so many chloroplasts? Well, not this guy but this weird sea slug. We talked about our friends the chloroplast stealing sea slugs before, and today we bring news on them from a recent study. Do the stolen chloroplasts really work? Find out this and more on today’s fresh episode!
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- Genetic autonomy and low singlet oxygen yield support kleptoplast functionality in photosynthetic sea slugs, Vesa Havurinne, Maria Handrich, Mikko Antinluoma, Sergey Khorobrykh, Sven B Gould, Esa Tyystjärvi, Journal of Experimental Botany, Volume 72, Issue 15, 28 July 2021, Pages 5553–5568
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