chloroplasts in humans?

Daniel Geiger dgeiger at phakt.usc.edu
Sun Feb 26 23:40:58 EST 1995


There are some seaslugs (Mollusca - Gastropoda - Opisthobranchia - Sacoglossa -
Elysiidae, Hermaeidae ...) which harbour symbiotic chloroplast in their tissue, quite alike
the better known zooxanthellae in the corals and seaanemonies and allies.
I don't know whether the chloroplast are kept intracellularly or 
extracellularly. There are a few references in Thompson, T.E. & Brown 1984(?):
Biology of Opisthobranch Molluscs. Ray Society.

Hope that is of interest		Daniel Geiger  (dgeiger at aludra.usc.edu)



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