Behold, the Planimal!

Wired Science:

Shaped like a leaf itself, the slug Elysia chlorotica already has a reputation for kidnapping the photosynthesizing organelles and some genes from algae. Now it turns out that the slug has acquired enough stolen goods to make an entire plant chemical-making pathway work inside an animal body…

I’m not sure why, but this news has been the source of untold instant-messaging-expressed joy among certain of my friends this week.

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