Making the most of a meal
Sea slug swipes recipe for food-producing chemical from algae it eats
By Stephen Ornes, 00:00 AM January 28, 2010
The sea slug Elysia chlorotica feeds by sucking the insides out of strands of algae. The slug has taken in the algae’s key tools for using sunlight to help produce food. Researchers now say the slug also can produce — and not just steal
|Nicholas E. Curtis and Ray Martinez|
For decades, people have been telling each other, “You are what you eat” — meaning that the nutrition in a person’s diet affects his or her health. It doesn’t mean, for example, that if you eat a plant, you become a plan...
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