Scientists unravel the mystery of Paulinella, an ancient amoeba that consumed a bacterium to become photosynthetic

As part of a new research, an international team of scientists has attempted to solve the mystery surrounding Paulinella, a tiny amoeba that consumed a photosynthetic bacterium some 100 million years ago, keeping it alive to produce food through photosynthesis. The robbery allowed the ancient amoeba to exploit the bacterium's genes for photosynthesis, something that…

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