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The Mitochondrion of Euglena gracilis.
In the presence of oxygen, Euglena gracilis mitochondria function much like mammalian mitochondria. Under anaerobiosis, E. gracilis mitochondria perform a malonyl-CoA independent synthesis of fattyExpand
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On Being the Right Size as an Animal with Plastids
Plastids typically reside in plant or algal cells—with one notable exception. There is one group of multicellular animals, sea slugs in the order Sacoglossa, members of which feed on siphonaceousExpand
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Why It Is Time to Look Beyond Algal Genes in Photosynthetic Slugs
Eukaryotic organelles depend on nuclear genes to perpetuate their biochemical integrity. This is true for mitochondria in all eukaryotes and plastids in plants and algae. Then how do kleptoplasts,Expand
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Mitochondrial Genome Assemblies of Elysia timida and Elysia cornigera and the Response of Mitochondrion-Associated Metabolism during Starvation
Abstract Some sacoglossan sea slugs sequester functional plastids (kleptoplasts) from their food, which continue to fix CO2 in a light dependent manner inside the animals. In plants and algae,Expand
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A sea slug’s guide to plastid symbiosis
Some 140 years ago sea slugs that contained chlorophyll-pigmented granules similar to those of plants were described. While we now understand that these “green granules” are plastids the slugsExpand
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The ability to incorporate functional plastids by the sea slug Elysia viridis is governed by its food source
Functional kleptoplasty in sacoglossan sea slugs is among the most curious photosynthetic associations known. One member of these marine molluscs, Elysia viridis, is known to incorporate plastidsExpand
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Hamodactylus macrophthalmus spec. nov., a new coral-associated pontoniine shrimp (Decapoda, Caridea, Palaemonidae) from Indonesia.
A new coral-associated species of the genus Hamodactylus is described from Lembeh Strait, NE Sulawesi, Indonesia. The three other known species in the genus have been recorded in association withExpand
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