November 10, 2008 @ 05:51 PM
... apparently goes back to a chance encounter between two single-cell organisms, according to scientists. “An amoeba-like organism engulfed a bacterium that had developed the power to use sunlight to break down water to make oxygen.” Instead of digesting it, the amoeba-thingy made it part of itself to become “the ancestor of every tree, flowering plant and seaweed on Earth today."
That was some mighty powerful yoga going on there.
The Daily Mail and The Times via Towleroad