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Vince - Comments

Whoa! Good find. Reminds us how intimate these parasitic interactions are. In the nudibranch Elysia viridis there are genes transferred from an algae into its genome so that it can utilize photosynthesis upon engulfing the algae. It is speculated that these genes enable this unbelievable adaptation to occur. Perhaps in this case, the transferred genes enable some of the parasitic relationships to evolve? Very cool!

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