real species and evolution in Species, Aliens, Xenoforms & Monsters
derek_holland Feb 10 2019, 19:36 Group: Heroes, Master of Mutant Creation Quote Post
https://schaechter.asmblog.org/schaechter/2.../salamalga.html

Some of this post gets very technical* but the general idea and what they have discovered is pretty damn amazing- a species of salamander has green algae in its cells. Those found in the eggs provide needed infusions of oxygen and changes to their metabolism.

What I don't see in the article is if the algae survives in the adult animals. If it does, that has some very interesting implications for the salamander's capacity to survive harsher environments.



* It is the biochemistry that is above my head. Never got much into that field.
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