Saganchaos Algaacolony

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Saganchaos Algaacolony
(Saganchaos alguctus)
Main image of Saganchaos Algaacolony
Species is extinct.
20/?, unknown cause
CreatorNinthMusketeer Other
HabitatYokto River, Yokto Marsh
Primary MobilityAmoebic
DietPassive consumer and detritivore, Photosynthesis
ReproductionSexual budding, No sexes
Saganchaos alguctus

Originating as a symbiosis between three species, saganchaos algaacolony did not replace its ancestors (although the saganchaos went locally extinct due to a different offshoot). Saganchaos algaacolony is, on the outside, a small version of saganchaos, usually only containing two to eight nuclei. This outer portion is no longer actively predatory, but rather floats about passively, consuming organic particles (living or dead) that happen to bump into it. Within the outer amoeba-like portion, saganchaos algaacolony contains a section that originated from an undigested colony cell. This core actually takes up most of the internal space within saganchaos algaacolony, and itself contains numerous descendents of algaaquila that were living within the colony cells.

Although saganchaos algaacolony used to be three independent species, they are now considered a single species because they cannot survive except when all present in the same cell, and freely exchange nutrients. The outer portion descended from saganchaos acts as a main protective body, consuming most would-be threats while also getting nutrients from the inner body. This inner body, descended from the colony cell, is responsible for holding the very numerous chloroplast-like bodies that perform photosynthesis. These tiny "chloroplastoids" are descended from algaaquila, and still contain their own DNA, although they live and multiply within the greater body.

The entire organism reproduces by releasing small buds containing all three portions, the outer body and inner body portions containing only half their chromosomes, while also containing a number of (whole) chloroplastoids. These tiny versions combine with others, combining DNA to create whole sets for the outer and inner bodies, while the chloroplastoids exchange DNA with each other throughout their lifespan within the cell.

Living Relatives (click to show/hide)

These are randomly selected, and organized from lowest to highest shared taxon. (This may correspond to similarity more than actual relation)
  • Chaoses (genus Saganchaos)