• Question: Do you think a euglena cell is a plant or animal cell?

    Asked by Amberly to Huma, Jack, Lucy, Miranda, Peter on 18 Nov 2016.
    • Photo: Peter Boorman

      Peter Boorman answered on 18 Nov 2016:

      I think a euglena shares properties of both plants and animals. For example, the cell produces it’s own sugars, like a plant, but feeds like an animal.

      For this reason, I’d say I’m not sure, which makes this question even more interesting to me!


    • Photo: Miranda Bane

      Miranda Bane answered on 18 Nov 2016:

      Thats a good question. From what I remeber, a euglena cell is a a bit of both. It has chloroplasts which means it can feed though phtosysnthesis like plants, but it also has the ability to feed like an animal cell. Its a very interesting organism that is often used by scientists in experiments.