Why slime eels may have evolved to eat bacteria
A slime eater is an organism that feeds on bacteria, a common pathogen, and is thought to have evolved from an ancestor that ate bacteria.
The study was published in the journal Cell.
A slime eer is a slime-like creature, but without the large, spiny tentacles that resemble tentacles of a squid or octopus.
It has been a mystery for some time, and the scientists who discovered it say that the slime-eating slime was not an original member of the family, but instead evolved over time.
The researchers, who included researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), say that there are two possibilities for why slime eaters evolved to feed on bacteria.
First, the slime eers evolved to be able to feed by eating other organisms.
In fact, some of the slime species found in the slime pond have the ability to grow into slime een.
Second, the researchers suggest that slime eagles evolved to use a similar strategy to other eel-eating predators.
“There are some possibilities that slime-eaters were using this ability to live in the past and that slime is a very successful food for them,” said study co-author Dr. Michael Hochberg.
This is not the first time that slime species have been discovered to eat microbes.
Scientists have discovered that some species of the genus Drosophila have a special ability to use certain chemicals to break down the outer layers of their host’s body to make it more digestible.
Some of the chemicals, like acetylsalicylic acid, can break down microbes into their basic components, such as proteins and DNA.
This chemical is found in all the organisms in the world.
Scientists have also discovered that bacteria have an immune system that can kill off the microbes that have invaded a host’s digestive tract.
“We have shown that slime was an important part of this immune system,” Hochburg said.
“This has implications for slime eeling and its relationship to the origin of the microbial life on earth.”
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