Desmodesmus

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Desmodesmus
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Desmodesmus armatus
Scientific classification edit
(unranked): Viridiplantae
Division: Chlorophyta
Class: Chlorophyceae
Order: Sphaeropleales
Family: Scenedesmaceae
Genus: Desmodesmus
(Chodat) S.S.An, T.Friedl & E.Hegewald
Species

Desmodesmus is a genus of green algae in the family Scenedesmaceae.[1] It is the only chlorophyll-containing organism known to have caused human infections in immunocompetent individuals. All known cases involved open injuries occurring in fresh water.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ See the NCBI webpage on Desmodesmus. Data extracted from the "NCBI taxonomy resources". National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2007-03-19.
  2. ^ http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc1401816

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