Ep 140: An exception to the rules of biology



An exception to the rules of biology

As soon as you’ve defined something like Eukaryotes, some exception crops up, and you have to redefine a classification of life. Today, we look at one or two such exceptions, including an animal that doesn’t use oxygen.

Here are links to the episodes referenced in today’s “exciting” episode.

Ep 68: An environmental catastrophe

Ep 77: The Cambrian explosion

Here are a couple of articles about the single-celled Eukaryote that has no mitochondria.

Surprise! This eukaryote completely lacks mitochondria

First eukaryotes found without a normal cellular power supply

And here are some articles on the animal that doesn’t use oxygen.

There is one animal that seems to survive without oxygen

Oxygen-Free Animals Discovered—A First


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