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Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Viridiplantae
Phylum: Chlorophyta
Class: Chlorophyceae
Order: Chlamydomonadales
Family: Chlamydomonadaceae
Genus: Chloromonas

In taxonomy, Chloromonas is a genus of green algae, specifically of the Chlamydomonadaceae.[1] It is closely related to the model green algae, Chlamydomonas, and distinguished mainly through the absence of a pyrenoid.[2]


  1. ^ See the NCBI webpage on Chloromonas. Data extracted from the "NCBI taxonomy resources". National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2007-03-19. 
  2. ^ Nozaki, H; Onishi, K; Morita, E (October 2002). "Differences in pyrenoid morphology are correlated with differences in the rbcL genes of members of the Chloromonas lineage (volvocales, chlorophyceae)". Journal of Molecular Evolution. 55: 414–430. doi:10.1007/s00239-002-2338-9. PMID 12355262. 

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