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The Zí-Jittorám, known through other names across the First Gigaquadrant, is a species of highly virulent and parasitic lifeforms that are able to evolve dependent on environmental needs. Believed to originate as a pathogenetic organism, the Zí-Jittorám are able to reproduce and spread at an incredibly rapid rate, and can present themselves as planetary threats once established. Though a contained threat in the Borealis Galaxy, the Zí-Jittorám exist elsewhere and are among the most dangerous forms of life in the First Gigaquadrant due to their extreme adaptability.

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The Zí-Jittorám are often classified as an 'unspecialised' form of life; able to evolve into a vast number of different forms in order to grow and survive. It is not known entirely as to what their initial life stage is, though many believe that the Zí-Jittorám's most basic life stage is a pathogenetic organism that is dependent on evolving through rapid transmission. As Zí-Jittorám vary in characteristics from galaxy to galaxy, they are thought to adapt their evolutionary growth by mimicking species they infect and thus 'store' evolutionary information where necessary. Thus, certain forms of Zí-Jittorám can exhibit evolutionary characteristics of long-extinct species. It is not known as to whether the Zí-Jittorám assimilate lifeforms after transmission or reproduce by consuming sufficient biomass, though some believe that both paths are viable methods of Zí-Jittorám growth.

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