Volvox globator

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Volvox globator
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Chlorophyta
Class: Chlorophyceae
Order: Volvocales
Family: Volvocaceae
Genus: Volvox
Species: V. globator
Binomial name
Volvox globator

Volvox globator is a species of green algae of the genus Volvox. It was originally described by Carl Linnaeus in his 1758 work Systema Naturae.[1] In 1856 its sexuality was described by Ferdinand Cohn and is the same as Sphaeroplea annulina. [2]


  1. ^ Guiry, M.D.; Guiry, G.M. (2008). "'Volvox globator'". AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. 
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