New research out of the American Museum of Natural History today is the first to provide definitive proof that green algae eat bacteria.
The finding offers a glimpse at how scientists think early organisms acquired free-living chloroplasts, the structures responsible for converting light into food. This event is thought to be a critical first step in the evolution of photosynthetic algae and land plants, which helped raise oxygen levels in Earth’s atmosphere and paved the way for the rise of animals.
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Théodore Géricault, The Raft of the Medusa, 1819
Things to think about when studying:
- What historical event does Géricault depict?
- How does he use composition and other formal elements to heighten the drama of the work?
Seeing this post reminded me of reading History of the World in 10 1/2 chapters, by Julian Barnes. Thank you!