Scientists Find The First-Ever Animal That Doesn’t Need Oxygen to Survive
Michelle Starr 25 Feb 2020
Scientists have just discovered that a jellyfish-like parasite doesn’t have a mitochondrial genome – the first multicellular organism known to have this absence. That means it doesn’t breathe; in fact, it lives its life completely free of oxygen dependency.
This discovery isn’t just changing our understanding of how life can work here on Earth – it could also have implications for the search for extra-terrestrial life.
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