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The Mitochondrion of Euglena gracilis.
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E. gracilis mitochondria perform a malonyl-CoA independent synthesis of fatty acids leading to accumulation of wax esters, which serve as the sink for electrons stemming from glycolytic ATP synthesis and pyruvate oxidation.
A sea slug’s guide to plastid symbiosis
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It is argued that, in order to understand what makes this symbiosis work, scientists will need to focus on the animal’s physiology just as much as they need to commence a detailed analysis of the plastids’ photobiology.
Why It Is Time to Look Beyond Algal Genes in Photosynthetic Slugs
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There is no evidence that the evolution of kleptoplasty in sea slugs involves LGT events, and studies have shown that some isolated algal plastids are, by nature, more robust than those of land plants.
The ability to incorporate functional plastids by the sea slug Elysia viridis is governed by its food source
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The results demonstrate that the ability to incorporate plastids by E. viridis differs between the food sources B. hypnoides and Cladophora sp.
Shrimps of the genus Periclimenes (Crustacea, Decapoda, Palaemonidae) associated with mushroom corals (Scleractinia, Fungiidae): linking DNA barcodes to morphology
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It is concluded that shrimp species of the genus Periclimenes show much overlap in their host choice and that particular morphological traits in the host species appear to play a more important role than phylogenetic affinities within the host group.
On Being the Right Size as an Animal with Plastids
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Two sets of calculations are provided based on a best case scenario assuming that animals with kleptoplasts can be, on a per cm2 basis, as efficient at CO2 fixation as maize leaves, and one based on 14CO2 fixation rates measured in plastid-bearing sea slugs.
Mitochondrial Genome Assemblies of Elysia timida and Elysia cornigera and the Response of Mitochondrion-Associated Metabolism during Starvation
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It is speculated that kleptoplasts might aid in the rerouting or recycling of reducing power independent of, yet maybe improved by, photosynthesis.
Integrative taxonomy reveals a cryptic species of the nudibranch genus Polycera (Polyceridae) in European waters
Abstract This work aimed to test whether the colour variability featured by the European nudibranch Polycera quadrilineata is consistent with the concept of a single polychromatic species or may hide
Hamodactylus macrophthalmus spec. nov., a new coral-associated pontoniine shrimp (Decapoda, Caridea, Palaemonidae) from Indonesia.
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A new coral-associated species of the genus Hamodactylus is described from Lembeh Strait, NE Sulawesi, Indonesia with an atyid-like appearance and can be easily separated from its congeners by the very long eyestalks and the chela of the second pereiopods.