Kleptoplast

KLEP-toh-plahst n.

STOLEN GREENS  Sea slugs can steal light-harvesting chloroplasts and keep the cellular bits for months, but not all thieves use the material.

Sven Gould and Jan De Vries/Hhu Düsseldorf, Center for Advanced Imaging 

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