Neochloris oleoabundans

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Neochloris oleoabundans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Chlorophyta
Class: Chlorophyceae
Order: Chlorococcales
Family: Chlorococcaceae
Genus: Neochloris
Species: N. oleoabundans
Binomial name
Neochloris oleoabundans
S. Chantanachat & H. C. Bold

Neochloris oleoabundans is a microalga belonging in the class Chlorophyceae. Due to its high lipid content, it has been considered as a candidate organism for cosmetics[1] and biofuel production,[2] as well as feed stock for freshwater mussels.[3]

Neochloris was first isolated from a sand dune in Saudi Arabia by S. Chantanachat sometime between 1958-1962.[4]

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