Chlamydomonas

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Chlamydomonas
SEM image of flagellated Chamydomonas (10000x)
SEM image of flagellated Chamydomonas (10000x)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Chlorophyta
Class: Chlorophyceae
Order: Volvocales
Family: Chlamydomonadaceae
Genus: Chlamydomonas
Ehrenb.
Species

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Chlamydomonas is a genus of green alga. They are unicellular flagellates. Chlamydomonas is used as a model organism for molecular biology, especially studies of flagellar motility and chloroplast dynamics, biogenesis, and genetics. One of the many striking features of Chlamydomonas is that it contains ion channels that are directly activated by light, such as channelrhodopsin.


Species


File:Chlamydomonas EPA.jpg
Light micrograph of Chlamydomonas without flagella


External links

ca:Chlamydomonas de:Chlamydomonas id:Chlamydomonas it:Chlamydomonas lt:Valkčiadumblis ta:கிளமிடமொனாசு uk:Хламідомонада



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