ANIMAL BYTES: THE LETTUCE SEA SLUG

Vocabulary List

  • Chloroplast: A term used to describe the phenomenon whereby chloroplasts are sequestered and temporarily used by a host organism
  • Kleptoplasty: A term used to describe the phenomenon whereby chloroplasts are sequestered and temporarily used by a host organism
  • Autotroph: Literally means “self-feeding,”  a “producer” that produces complex organic compounds through either the process of photosynthesis or chemosynthesis
  • Heterotroph: An organism that cannot synthesize its own food and must ingest complex organic substances for nutrition