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Originally posted by Qumulys
Hmmm. Genuinely interesting!
But, where do Venus Fly Traps fit in? Don't they do this?
Originally posted by Indellkoffer
Originally posted by Chewingonmushrooms
Isn't fungi on a class on it's own as well? I know it isn't classified in the plant kingdom. Any mycellum experts here?
Fungi are a separate kingdom. There are five kingdoms of living things: Monera Kingdom, the Protist Kingdom, the Fungi Kingdom, the Plant Kingdom, and the Animal Kingdom. It's too complex for Monera, and too many cells (I think) for Protist. Will they start a new kingdom? That's a pretty difficult decision -- they first have to find out exactly where it fits in the web of life.
We provide here the description of a new marine species that harbors green or red chloroplasts. In contrast to certain other species of the genus, Mesodinium chamaeleon n. sp. can be maintained in culture for short periods only. It captures and ingests flagellates including cryptomonads. The prey is ingested very rapidly into a food vacuole without the cryptomonad flagella being shed and the trichocysts being discharged. The individual food vacuoles subsequently serve as photosynthetic units, each containing the cryptomonad chloroplast, a nucleus, and some mitochondria. The ingested cells are eventually digested. This type of symbiosis differs from other plastid-bearing Mesodinium spp. in retaining ingested cryptomonad cells almost intact. The food strategy of the new species appears to be intermediate between heterotrophic species, such as Mesodinium pulex and Mesodinium pupula, and species with red cryptomonad endosymbionts, such as Mesodinium rubrum.
Originally posted by VelvetSplash
Quite amazing. Life really does adapt to anything.
Originally posted by marinesniper0351
reply to post by Char-Lee
Agreed wont start but come on what kind of life is it to be a vegan(a)... : ) j/k no red meat, no fish, I can already feel my bones breaking and my stomach growling...
Seriously though, I have a friend that supplements his vegan diet to keep his bones and limbs strong, he told me when he did not do this that he became quite weak and used to fracture bones and get hurt a lot...
but damn he had some smokin hot vegan female friends...
they are like a cult (in a good way)
Originally posted by 1ness
reply to post by Mianeye
David Wilcock's New book the source field investigation has a similar example, and lots of other amazing scientific facts. Read it, and you'll have a more open mind and wider consciousness.
Originally posted by SavedOne
reply to post by Mianeye
Fascinating!! This is what happens when we try to subdivide things and stick them into neat little boxes, something comes along that blows all our preconceptions to smithereens
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.
The slugs can manufacture the most common form of chlorophyll, the green pigment in plants that captures energy from sunlight, Pierce reported January 7 at the annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Pierce used a radioactive tracer to show that the slugs were making the pigment, called chlorophyll a, themselves and not simply relying on chlorophyll reserves stolen from the algae the slugs dine on.
“This could be a fusion of a plant and an animal — that’s just cool,” said invertebrate zoologist John Zardus of The Citadel in Charleston, S.C.