It sequesters intact, functional chloroplasts from its food alga Vaucheria
Qualitative samples were taken during June of 2012 and 2013 from sediment (epipelon) and sand (epipsammon), the most common microhabitats, as well as rocks (epilithon) and mats of the filamentous xanthophyte alga Vaucheria
1 1 0 1 1 Ulva intestinalis Linnaeus 1 1 1 1 1 Urospora penicilliformis (Roth) Areschoug 0 1 1 1 1 Vaucheria
3) NA Terrestrial + Vaucheria
boreal is Hirn NA Terrestrial + + (1) NA = algae collected in the vicinity of Ny-Alesund; B = algae collected from Blomstrandhalvoya Island.
Scientists have shown that once a young slug has slurped its first chloroplast meal from one of its few favored species of Vaucheria
algae, the slug does not have to eat again for the rest of its life.
Dumbliu bendrijose gausiai vystesi ir kitos rusies dumblis Vaucheria
sessilis bei samana Fontinalis antipy-retica, kurie dazniausiai aptinkami maisto medziagu gausiuose vidutinio kalkingumo greitos tekmes upeliuose bei upese (Hynes 1972; Allan 1995; Giller, Malmqvist 1997; John et al.
In their latest experiments, Rumpho and colleagues sequenced the chloroplast genes of Vaucheria
litorea, the alga that is the sea slug's favorite snack.
1 Fragilaria capucina var vaucheria
Larvae of the sea slug, Elysia chlorotica, not only ingest the seaweed, Vaucheria
litorea, they then suck out its chloroplasts.
Reynolds (1959) reports that the species is partial to firm bottoms and is usually associated with Oedogonium, Cladophora, and Vaucheria
Of particular interest is the growing evidence that Elysia chlorotica (Gould 1870), a slug species with one of the longest (9 mon or more) maintained associations with chloroplasts from its algal food, Vaucheria
The genus Vaucheria
de Candolle belongs to the class Xanthophyceae (yellow-green algae), and is one of the two benthic macroalgal genera within xanthophytes besides Tribonema (Christensen, 1987).