Photosynthetic Animals?

Some of our readers have heard about the many known naturally-occurring Natural GMOs out there, such as Pea Aphids. Nature, it appears is a lot more creative with the different forms of life that evolve than people might think. Well, three interesting creatures make an appearance on this episode of the SciShow – animals that can photosynthesize!

Take that, plants! Plants, however, ate their rivals.

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Karl is a Ph.D. Candidate in Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics at UW-Madison. In addition to his research on the genetics of sweet corn, he is also completing a minor in science communication and is working on several media projects about plant breeding. His favorite produce might just be squash.


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