Half-plant, half-animal Credit: Copyright Nature,... - Wissenschaft und Deutsch
Half-plant, half-animal
Credit: Copyright Nature, 2005
The sea anemone is an oddball: half-plant and half-animal, at least when it comes to its genetic code, new research suggests.The sea creature’s genes look more like those of animals, but the regulatory code that determines whether those genes are expressed resembles that in plants, according to a study published Tuesday (March 18) in the journal Genome Research.[Full Story: Sea Anemones Are Half-Plant, Half-Animal, Gene Study Finds]  
through Live Science 

Half-plant, half-animal

Credit: Copyright Nature, 2005

The sea anemone is an oddball: half-plant and half-animal, at least when it comes to its genetic code, new research suggests.

The sea creature’s genes look more like those of animals, but the regulatory code that determines whether those genes are expressed resembles that in plants, according to a study published Tuesday (March 18) in the journal Genome Research.

[Full Story: Sea Anemones Are Half-Plant, Half-Animal, Gene Study Finds]  
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