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Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Viridiplantae
Phylum: Chlorophyta
Class: Trebouxiophyceae
Order: Chlorellales
Family: Chlorellaceae
Genus: Prototheca
Krüger, 1894[1]

In taxonomy, Prototheca is a genus of algae, specifically of the Chlorellaceae.[2] Some species can cause the disease protothecosis.

Symptoms include: Cutaneous lesions, Olecranon bursitis.


  1. ^ Krüger, W. (1894). Kurze Charakteristik einiger niedrerer Organismen im Saftfluss der Laubbäume. Hedwigia 33: 241-266, [1].
  2. ^ See the NCBI webpage on Prototheca. Data extracted from the "NCBI taxonomy resources". National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2007-03-19. 

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