ADVERTISEMENT
  About the SA Blog Network

Posts Tagged "Endosymbiotic Theory"

The Artful Amoeba

Green Alga Found to Prey on Bacteria, Bolstering Endosymbiotic Theory

cymbomonas_bacteria_ingestion_current_biology_200

A green alga with throat- and stomach-like structures can swallow and digest bacteria when deprived of light, further bolstering Lynn Margulis’s widely accepted idea that the origin of the plant-powering chloroplast was a fortuitous bout of indigestion. Termed “Endosymbiotic Theory“, the idea is that early nucleated cells called eukaryotes ate bacteria that managed to escape [...]

Keep reading »

More from Scientific American

Scientific American Back To School

Back to School Sale!

12 Digital Issues + 4 Years of Archive Access just $19.99

Order Now >

X

Email this Article

X