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Putting chloroplasts into animal cells?

  1. Apr 30, 2006 #1
    have anyone of you ever thought of putting chloroplasts into animal cells? What would happen if i did?
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  3. Apr 30, 2006 #2


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    Umm, Swamp Thing ? :rofl:
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  5. Apr 30, 2006 #4
    Protists would happen. Or more specifically certain species of protists, that I cannot name, that 'hunt' for light.
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  6. Apr 30, 2006 #5
    More interesting if you could put artificial chloroplasts into animal cell. Melvin Calvin (of Calvin cycle fame) was working on this line of research of artificial chloroplasts when I heard him give a lecture ~ 20 years ago, does anyone know outcome of research ?
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