Kleptoplast Slug Steals Plant Genes and Lives on Sunlight

A kleptoplast is an organism that steals genes from other organisms, usually by eating them. Usually those stolen genes don't actually function, but not so in the case of the leafy green E. chlorotica » 11/26/08 10:54am 11/26/08 10:54am sea slug. This little guy uses plant genes to generate its own photosynthesis factory - after eating its favoriteā€¦