Dictyochloropsis reticulata

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Dictyochloropsis reticulata
Scientific classification edit
(unranked): Viridiplantae
Class: Trebouxiophyceae
Order: Trebouxiales
Family: Trebouxiaceae
Genus: Dictyochloropsis
Species: D. reticulata
Binomial name
Dictyochloropsis reticulata
(Tschermak-Woess) Tschermak-Woess

Dictyochloropsis reticulata is a species of green algae in the Trebouxiales. It is a known as a photobiont (photosynthetic symbiont) with several lichen species, like Lobaria pulmonaria, but also as a free-living soil alga as well.[1] Phylogenetic analysis of rRNA sequence data revealed that the species shares a sister group relationship with two other green algae that lack motile stages, Chlorella saccharophila and C. luteoviridis.[2]


  1. ^ Tschermak-Woess E. (1951). Myrmecia reticulata as a phycobiont and free-living―free-living Trebouxia―the problem of Stenocybe septata. Lichenologist 10: 69—79.
  2. ^ Friedl T. (1995). Inferring taxonomic positions and testing genus level assignments in coccoid green lichen algae: a phylogenetic analysis of 18S ribosomal RNA sequences from Dictyochloropsis reticulata and from members of the genus Myrmecia (Chlorophyta, Trebouxiophyceae cl. nov.). Journal of Phycology 31(4): 632-639.