We Have Weird New Details On The Strangest Symbiotic Relationship Ever Found – ScienceAlert

Back in 2011, scientists discovered the world’s only known example of a vertebrate cell hosting the cells of a completely different species in an act of symbiosis between a salamander and a species of algae.

While similar relationships can be found in animals without a backbone, such as coral and molluscs, this unusual discovery posed a bunch of questions about how the partnership is even possible in a vertebrate, and who it’s benefiting. Now, thanks to a new study, we’re starting to get some answers – and it’s not pretty


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