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Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Viridiplantae
Phylum: Chlorophyta
Class: Prasinophyceae
Order: Pseudoscourfieldiales
Family: Pycnococcaceae
Genus: Nephroselmis

In taxonomy, Nephroselmis is a genus of green algae. It has been placed in the Pycnococcaceae,[1] although a 2009 study suggests that it should be separated into its own class, Nephroselmidophyceae.[2] One species can be an endosymbiont of Hatena arenicola.


  1. ^ See the NCBI webpage on Nephroselmis. Data extracted from the "NCBI taxonomy resources". National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2007-03-19. 
  2. ^ Becker, B. & Marin, B. (2009), "Streptophyte algae and the origin of embryophytes", Annals of Botany, 103 (7): 999–1004, doi:10.1093/aob/mcp044, PMC 2707909Freely accessible, PMID 19273476 

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