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Which class does Chlamydomonas belong to?
Chlorophycean green algae
What level of organization is Chlamydomonas?
In which Kingdom does Chlamydomonas belong?
How many species of Chlamydomonas are there?
Chlamydomonas. Chlamydomonas is a genus of green algae consisting of about 325 species all unicellular flagellates, found in stagnant water and on damp soil, in freshwater, seawater, and even in snow as “snow algae”. Chlamydomonas is used as a model organism for molecular biology, especially studies of flagellar motility…
Where does Chlamydomonas caudata Wille come from?
Drawings of Chlamydomonas caudata Wille. Chlamydomonas is a genus of green algae consisting of about 150 species all unicellular flagellates, found in stagnant water and on damp soil, in freshwater, seawater, and even in snow as “snow algae”.
How does reproduction take place in a Chlamydomonas?
The reproduction in Chlamydomonas is both asexual and sexual. (A) By zoospores- The zoospore formation takes place during favourable conditions. The zoospore formation takes place as follows: The protoplast contracts and gets separated from the cell wall. The parent cell loses flagella or in some species of Chlamydomonas flagella are absorbed.
Where does the flagellum of a Chlamydomonas come from?
Each flagellum originates from a basal granule or blepharoplast and comes out through a fine canal in cell wall. In some species of Chlamydomonas e.g., C. nasuta, a sensitive neuro-motor apparatus is present. It controls movement of thallus in response to light, chemical and other stimuli.