|SEM image of flagellated Chamydomonas (10000x)|
SEM image of flagellated Chamydomonas (10000x)
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.
- Chlamydomonas Center
- Chlamydomonas reinhardtii Transcription Factor Database
- "Chlamydomonas"; a song by Andy Offutt Irwin about the life cycle of the chlamydomonas; posted on the website of the International Society of Protozoologists