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Press Release 07-139

Scientists Sequence Genome of Soil-Dwelling Green Alga

Results have implications for understanding early evolutionary events

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Biologists have sequenced much of the genome of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, a tiny green alga.

Biologists have sequenced much of the genome of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, a tiny green alga.

Credit: UCLA


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Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is a one-celled green alga that shares many genes with plants and animals.

Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is a one-celled green alga that shares many genes with plants and animals.

Credit: U.S. Department of Energy