Information on solar animals?

March 10, 1999
From: Derek Carmona


My name is Derek Carmona and I have been studying the idea of animals using chloroplasts for four years now. My question to you is if you know of any scientists who have made any advances on the subject and if so could you send me any information you can?

Derek Warren Carmona

Carmona, D., 1999 (Mar 10) Information on solar animals?. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Derek,
I am not sure what level you are at in your studies so its a little hard to know at what level to answer your question. If you are at university, I would suggest you look at some of the references I have just posted on chloroplast symbiosis. Also look at the information at the top of this page above your message, and also at some of the correspondence you will find below your message. You will also find some information on the Flatworm Page about Convoluta roscoffensis which is a flatworm with symbiotic chloroplasts.

Best wishes,
Bill Rudman.

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