chloroplast

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The Results Of Endosymbiosis

Did you know that chloroplast was once a free-living cell? Somewhere along the way, it entered into a relationship with a larger cell and ended up losing its freedom. Today, this cell is in a permanent dependent relationship, unable to live on its own and spending all day turning sunlight into sugar for its host. It still retains some genetic material, just enough so that it can make copies of itself during mitosis for the daughter cells. We know, this seems like a sad story, but without this cellular takeover, the world might still be full of prokaryotes! Buy this chloroplast necklace for yourself or for botanists, microbiologists, evolutionary scientists, and organic chemists.

  • Durable sterling silver pendant (92.5% silver)
  • Delivered with a sterling silver chain with lobster clasp (ø 1.8 mm, 45 cm - 17.7")
  • Hypoallergenic (100% nickel and lead free)
  • Packed in a beautiful gift box
  • Cleaning cloth included
  • Certificate of Authenticity included
  • For other chain lengths or pendant materials (gold, platinum) please contact us

 

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