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dc.contributor.authorCartaxana, Paulopt_PT
dc.contributor.authorRey, Felisapt_PT
dc.contributor.authorLeKieffre, Charlottept_PT
dc.contributor.authorLopes, Dianapt_PT
dc.contributor.authorHubas, Cédricpt_PT
dc.contributor.authorSpangenberg, Jorge Ept_PT
dc.contributor.authorEscrig, Stéphanept_PT
dc.contributor.authorJesus, Brunopt_PT
dc.contributor.authorCalado, Gonçalopt_PT
dc.contributor.authorDomingues, Rosáriopt_PT
dc.contributor.authorKühl, Michaelpt_PT
dc.contributor.authorCalado, Ricardopt_PT
dc.contributor.authorMeibom, Anderspt_PT
dc.contributor.authorCruz, Sóniapt_PT
dc.date.accessioned2024-02-15T17:21:12Z-
dc.date.available2024-02-15T17:21:12Z-
dc.date.issued2021-09-29-
dc.identifier.issn0962-8452pt_PT
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10773/40747-
dc.description.abstractSome sea slugs are able to steal functional chloroplasts (kleptoplasts) from their algal food sources, but the role and relevance of photosynthesis to the animal host remain controversial. While some researchers claim that kleptoplasts are slowly digestible 'snacks', others advocate that they enhance the overall fitness of sea slugs much more profoundly. Our analysis shows light-dependent incorporation of 13C and 15N in the albumen gland and gonadal follicles of the sea slug Elysia timida, representing translocation of photosynthates to kleptoplast-free reproductive organs. Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids with reported roles in reproduction were produced in the sea slug cells using labelled precursors translocated from the kleptoplasts. Finally, we report reduced fecundity of E. timida by limiting kleptoplast photosynthesis. The present study indicates that photosynthesis enhances the reproductive fitness of kleptoplast-bearing sea slugs, confirming the biological relevance of this remarkable association between a metazoan and an algal-derived organelle.pt_PT
dc.language.isoengpt_PT
dc.publisherThe Royal Societypt_PT
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/949880/EUpt_PT
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/CEEC IND 3ed/2020.03278.CEECIND%2FCP1589%2FCT0012/PTpt_PT
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/CEEC IND 2018/CEECIND%2F01434%2F2018%2FCP1559%2FCT0003/PTpt_PT
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/CEEC IND 2017/CEECIND%2F00580%2F2017%2FCP1459%2FCT0005/PTpt_PT
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/6817 - DCRRNI ID/UIDB%2F50017%2F2020/PTpt_PT
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/6817 - DCRRNI ID/UIDP%2F50017%2F2020/PTpt_PT
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT/6817 - DCRRNI ID/UIDB%2F04292%2F2020/PTpt_PT
dc.rightsopenAccesspt_PT
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/pt_PT
dc.subjectFatty acidpt_PT
dc.subjectKleptoplastpt_PT
dc.subjectReproductionpt_PT
dc.subjectSacoglossapt_PT
dc.titlePhotosynthesis from stolen chloroplasts can support sea slug reproductive fitnesspt_PT
dc.typearticlept_PT
dc.description.versionpublishedpt_PT
dc.peerreviewedyespt_PT
degois.publication.issue1959pt_PT
degois.publication.titleProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciencespt_PT
degois.publication.volume288pt_PT
dc.identifier.doi10.1098/rspb.2021.1779pt_PT
dc.identifier.articlenumber20211779pt_PT
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