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Scientists discovered the first animal that doesn’t need to breathe

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The FINANCIAL — Researchers have discovered the only known animal that does not need oxygen to survive. It’s the first multicellular animal found in the wild to not have the DNA. Does this discovery mean that we should rethink the need for oxygen-based metabolisms as a prerequisite for animal life?  Researchers just discovered a unique organism that doesn’t need to breathe. Instead, the tiny parasite lives in salmon tissue and evolved so that it doesn’t need oxygen to produce energy. Stephen Atkinson, senior research associate at Oregon State University’s Department of Microbiology told CNN: “When we think of ‘animals,’ we picture…

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Scientists discovered the first animal that doesn’t need to breathe

5 mins read

The FINANCIAL — Researchers have discovered the only known animal that does not need oxygen to survive. It’s the first multicellular animal found in the wild to not have the DNA. Does this discovery mean that we should rethink the need for oxygen-based metabolisms as a prerequisite for animal life?  Researchers just discovered a unique organism…