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.

Karl earned his Ph.D. in Plant Breeding and Plant Genetics at UW-Madison, with a minor in Life Science Communication. His dissertation was on both the genetics of sweet corn and plant genetics outreach. He currently works as a public research geneticist in Madison, WI. His favorite produce might just be squash.


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