CLASSIFICATION OF CHLORELLA
Sub-division :- Algae
Class :- Chlorophyceae
Order :- Chlorococcales
Family :- Chlorellaceae
Genus :- Chlorella
GENERAL CHARATERSTICS OF CHLORELLA
- 1. Single cell represents the thallus. The cell is non-motile.
- The cell are found singly or sometimes in groups.
- A cell is very small. It is spherical to ellipsoidal in shape.
- A cell has a single cup-shaped or curved band of chloroplast, parietal in position.
- A single pyrenoid is generally found (lacking at times).
- Nucleus lies surrounded by the cytoplasm which fills up most of the cell.
- The only method of reproduction is by autospores,Two to sixteen autospores are formed by the cell as a result of division
- Sub-division– Algae
- Presence of a simple thallus.
- Chlorophyll present
- Cell wall made of cellulose.
- Class – Chlorophyceae
- Presence of a definite nucleus
- Chloroplast present. grass green colour
- Presence of starch
- Reproductive structure motile and flagella equal in length.
- Order – Chlorococcales
- Cells single and non-motile
- Cells uninucleate
- Method of reproduction-zoospores or autospore formation
- Family – Chlorellaceae
- Cell single, if united do not fonn a definite colony
- Reproduction by autospores.
- Genus – Chorella
- Cells solitary and spherical with smooth walls
- Single chloroplast.