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Solar-powered sea slug harnesses stolen plant genes

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16124
Scanned by: Marisa Vitols over 9 years ago
It's the ultimate form of solar power: eat a plant, become photosynthetic. Now researchers have found how one animal does just that. Elysia chlorotica is a lurid green sea slug, with a gelatinous leaf-shaped body, that lives along the Atlantic seaboard of the US. What sets it apart from most other sea slugs is its ability to run on solar power.
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