Spawn of the triffid? Tiny organisms give us glimpse into complex evolutionary tale

July 22, 2019 - General

Two newly discovered organisms point to the existence of an ancient organism that resembled a tiny version of the lumbering, human-eating science fiction plants known as ‘triffids,’ according to research in the journal Nature.

Rhodelphis limneticus: You can see the tiny flagella that allow this protist to move and hunt
[Credit: Denis Tikhonenkov]The microscopic protists Rhodelphis limneticus and Rhodelphis marinus are genetically…

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