These Slugs Cut Off Their Own Heads When They Want a New Body

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Looking like opened pea pods with a lustrous sheen, the sea slugs Elysia cf. marginata and Elysia atroviridis aren’t your average gastropods. First off, they’re members of sacoglossa, a clade of slugs known for taking the algae from marine plants and integrating the chloroplasts from that algae into their own cells, allowing them to get energy from sunlight. These two slug species are also capable of extreme regeneration; they can sever their heads and grow entirely new bodies.

Periode8-mrt-2021 → 9-mrt-2021

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  • TitelEstas babosas se cortan la cabeza cuando necesitan un cuerpo nuevo
    Mate van erkenningInternational
    Media naam/outletGizmodo en Español
    MediatypeWeb
    Land/RegioSpain
    Release datum09/03/2021
    BeschrijvingLas babosas marinas Elysia cf. marginata y Elysia atroviridis no son un gasterópodo cualquiera. En primer lugar, forman parte de las sacoglossas, un clado de babosas conocido por alimentarse de algas marinas e integrar los cloroplastos de esas algas dentro de sus propias células, lo cual les permite obtener energía de la luz solar. Estas dos especies de babosas también son capaces de regenerar su cuerpo hasta niveles extremos: pueden seccionar su cabeza y todavía ser capaces de hacer crecer un cuerpo completamente nuevo.
    Producent / auteurIsaac Schultz
    URLhttps://es.gizmodo.com/estas-babosas-se-cortan-la-cabeza-cuando-necesitan-un-c-1846436604
    PersonenElise Laetz
  • TitelEstas babosas se cortan la cabeza cuando necesitan un cuerpo nuevo
    Mate van erkenningInternational
    Media naam/outletMSN Latino
    MediatypeWeb
    Land/RegioSpain
    Release datum09/03/2021
    BeschrijvingLas babosas marinas Elysia cf. marginata y Elysia atroviridis no son un gasterópodo cualquiera. En primer lugar, forman parte de las sacoglossas, un clado de babosas conocido por alimentarse de algas marinas e integrar los cloroplastos de esas algas dentro de sus propias células, lo cual les permite obtener energía de la luz solar. Estas dos especies de babosas también son capaces de regenerar su cuerpo hasta niveles extremos: pueden seccionar su cabeza y todavía ser capaces de hacer crecer un cuerpo completamente nuevo.
    Producent / auteurIsaac Schultz
    URLhttps://www.msn.com/es-us/noticias/otras/estas-babosas-se-cortan-la-cabeza-cuando-necesitan-un-cuerpo-nuevo/ar-BB1eoNs3
    PersonenElise Laetz
  • TitelThese Slugs Cut Off Their Own Heads When They Want a New Body
    Mate van erkenningInternational
    Media naam/outletGizmodo
    MediatypeWeb
    Land/RegioUnited States
    Release datum08/03/2021
    BeschrijvingLooking like opened pea pods with a lustrous sheen, the sea slugs Elysia cf. marginata and Elysia atroviridis aren’t your average gastropods. First off, they’re members of sacoglossa, a clade of slugs known for taking the algae from marine plants and integrating the chloroplasts from that algae into their own cells, allowing them to get energy from sunlight. These two slug species are also capable of extreme regeneration; they can sever their heads and grow entirely new bodies.
    Producent / auteurIsaac Schultz
    URLhttps://gizmodo.com/these-slugs-cut-off-their-own-heads-when-they-want-a-ne-1846428980
    PersonenElise Laetz
  • TitelThese Slugs Cut Off Their Own Heads When They Want a New Body
    Mate van erkenningInternational
    Media naam/outletGizmodo Australia
    MediatypeWeb
    Land/RegioAustralia
    Release datum08/03/2021
    BeschrijvingLooking like opened pea pods with a lustrous sheen, the sea slugs Elysia cf. marginata and Elysia atroviridis aren’t your average gastropods. First off, they’re members of sacoglossa, a clade of slugs known for taking the algae from marine plants and integrating the chloroplasts from that algae into their own cells, allowing them to get energy from sunlight. These two slug species are also capable of extreme regeneration; they can sever their heads and grow entirely new bodies.
    Producent / auteurIsaac Schultz
    URLhttps://www.gizmodo.com.au/2021/03/these-slugs-cut-off-their-own-heads-when-they-want-a-new-body/
    PersonenElise Laetz