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Mesodinium Chamaeleon are either plant or animal. Using its hundreds of tiny hairs, dashing through the water and find a plant that it eats. Then it transforms itself into a plant.
The little 'Mesodinium' is special because it both gets his energy by eating other organisms - like an animal does - and by doing photosynthesis - like a plant.
Originally posted by Planet teleX
What a dilemma for the Vegans...
Gene transfer from algae to the snail is to date the world's most well-documented example that it is possible to transfer genes between two higher organisms where the gene is actually being used for something. And even between two organisms that are very distantly related.