genus Chlorella

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Noun1.genus Chlorella - nonmotile unicellular green algae potentially important as source of high-grade protein and B-complex vitamins
protoctist genus - any genus of Protoctista
Chlorococcales, order Chlorococcales - unicellular green algae that reproduce by spores
chlorella - any alga of the genus Chlorella
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Prototheca spp are considered achlorophyllic mutants of the green alga genus Chlorella. (1) They are spherical, unicellular, nonbudding organisms that range from 3 to 30 mm and consist of sporangia with thick, double-layer walls filled with multiple endospores.
As the most common algal symbionts in animals in freshwater associations (sponges, hydra) are members of the genus Chlorella (Reisser and Widowski, 1992), we were particularly interested in determining the phylogenetic relatedness of both freshwater and marine symbiotic green algae, universally called zoochlorellae.