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  1. #1 Designs for a new Super Organism 
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    Would it be possible to have an organism that is half Autotroph half Heterotroph. By this I mean an organism that photosynthesis' in the same way a plant does but also respires in the same way an animal does.

    This means the organism would have one organ in it's body(have to be skin for photosynthesis) which would use Water, Carbon Dioxide and Sunlight to Produce Oxygen and Glucose.

    6 CO2 + 6 H2O + light → C6H12O6 + 6 O2

    The glucose and oxygen would then be transported in the blood stream to another organ that would respire using these products

    C6H12O6 + 6O2 → 6CO2 + 6H2O + Energy released (2830 kJ mol−1).

    The Carbon dioxide and water created in this reaction would then be transported back to the previous organ to take part in the first reaction.

    This would create an organism that is almost completly self sufficient. (would still need to take in Vitamens, Minerals and stuff like that)

    But the organism would be able to create unlimited amounts of energy and would be able to survive in very poor atmospheres, it could live on land and in water without having to resurface. The excess energy could be stored for when the amount of sunlight recieved is low.

    So what do ya think. Do you reckon my super organism is possible??


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    Photosynthetic bacteria.

    Very common.


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    Also, plants respirate and all plant cells (maybe not structural cells) have mitochondria...

    How else do you think they transfer their stored starch back into energy to live through cloudy days?

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    yeah but the difference is that the photosynthesis and photorespiration that plants carry out are not proportionate to one another meaning that waste gases are produced and they do not store the gases they create so they rely on the atmosphere. I know that bacteria and plants do it but I wondered if the process could be carried out in more complex organism like animals
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    And then there are many of my age considered vegetables.
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    why construct a super organism when it has already evovled?
    im already sitting here and writting this
    I am zelos. Destroyer of planets, exterminator of life, conquerer of worlds. I have come to rule this uiniverse. And there is nothing u pathetic biengs can do to stop me

    On the eighth day Zelos said: 'Let there be darkness,' and the light was never again seen.

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