What would you do if you were a plant that lived on a world with intense ultraviolet radiation? On one such world live the ball plant things. Just under the skin they have a layer of gel full of tiny grains. These grains absorb nearly all of the dangerous ultraviolet light, protecting the inner parts of the plant. Unfortunately, these grains also block most of the visible light needed for photosynthesis. Fortunately, these grains re-radiate as visible light the energy they absorb. To get the most out of these grains, gel is sucked up from the bottom and passed through a plastid-lined tube, eventually spurting out the top when they have used up their energy. Huddled inside the mass of the tube are other organs, including those that spawn the roots, which are used to absorb needed minerals from the surrounding rocks.
Hello, my name is Dan. I am an author, artist, explorer, and contemplator of subjects large and small. I like bacon. I like pizza. I like bacon pizza. I enjoy long walks on the beach, but prefer the mountains. I am a huge fan of Jesus. When I grow up, I want to be just like him and create my own universes.