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Scientific classification e
(unranked): Viridiplantae
Division: Chlorophyta
Class: Nephrophyceae
Order: Nephroselmidales
Family: Nephroselmidaceae
Genus: Nephroselmis

Nephroselmis is a genus of green algae. It has been placed in the family Nephroselmidaceae,[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. ^ Guiry, M.D.; Guiry, G.M. (2008). "Nephroselmis". AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. 
  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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