The rarest and most power and resource hungry of the astragens, this life-form (of which there are only 3 known surviving genomes of a historical max of seven) was seeded in close orbit to many 'green' stars.
AmatFruit generated small amounts of anti-helium, which were contained in paramagnetic suspension in organic superconductor 'fruit'. Their use was greatly reduced when large numbers of specific pathogens were found affecting the crop of AmatFruit in several core systems. They may still be occasionally found in fringe worlds, usually carefully guarded with layers of blue goo to prevent amat dissipation.
- Amat (antimatter)
- HydroFruit - Text by John B
Astragen capable of producing purified water from contact with oxygen and hydrogen bearing materials. Often used in Oort-belt dispersals, in which case the organism will occasionally be designed to exude ice particulates.
- LifeFruit - Text by John B
Generates ATP (adenosine triphosphate, a basic biologic energy storage molecule), but is one of the more power-hungry forms of astragen. LifeFruit typically requires earth-type solar energy levels.
Text by John B
Initially published on 10 September 2001.