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Lipid remodelling is a widespread strategy in marine heterotrophic bacteria
Use of non-limiting substrates to increase size; a generic strategy to simultaneously optimize uptake and minimize predation in pelagic osmotrophs? Ecol Lett 8: 675–682. | Article | ISI |; Thingstad TFR, Mantoura RFC.
Filter Feeder Was the First of its Kind on Earth
If you like enigmatic blobs, then you would have loved the Ediacaran. Back then, between 575 and 541 million years ago, much of life came in a range of fronds, pancakes, and medallions that have puzzled and inspired paleontologists for decades. Some of ...
Bizarre Ancient Sea Creature Was Well-Armed for Feeding
There's no evidence that Tribrachidium could move around, so researchers thought perhaps it fed by osmotrophy, or absorbing dissolved nutrients from the water. Alternatively, it could have captured and digested larger particles by suspension feeding.
Ediacaran Fossil Highlights Differences with Cambrian Animals
These patterns of fluid flow are inconsistent with osmotrophy and instead support the interpretation of Tribrachidium as a passive suspension feeder.
Zombie ant fungi 'know' brains of their hosts
He explained that fungi are nourished via osmotrophy, by which they secrete compounds that degrade the bigger molecules in their environment into smaller ones that then can be taken up by the fungus. Using metabolomics, the researchers could determine ...

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