Contact: Kendra Snyder
American Museum of Natural History
Caption: This illustration demonstrates the bacteria-eating behavior of green alga and the eventual evolutionary path it created for photosynthetic algae and land plants.
Credit: AMNH/E. Kim and National Institute for Basic Biology/S. Mauyama
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