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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 ...
The evolutionary tree of fungi grows a new branch
According to James, the lack of a chitin cell wall could let the cryptomycota feed by phagotrophy – engulfing food and digesting it internally, as opposed to osmotrophy – taking in nutrients from outside the cell, which is what most known fungi do.
Eating by Osmosis
25, 2009 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), "Osmotrophy in modular Edicara organisms," by Marc Laflamme, Shuhai Xiao, and Michal Kowalewski. Laflamme, now a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Geology and ...

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