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Prototheca

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Prototheca is a genus of algae in the family Chlorellaceae.[2] All the species within this genus, even though classified as green algae, have forfeited their photosynthetic ability and have switched to parasitism. Some species can cause the disease protothecosis.

Symptoms include: Cutaneous lesions, Olecranon bursitis.

References

  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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Prototheca: Brief Summary

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Prototheca is a genus of algae in the family Chlorellaceae. All the species within this genus, even though classified as green algae, have forfeited their photosynthetic ability and have switched to parasitism. Some species can cause the disease protothecosis.

Symptoms include: Cutaneous lesions, Olecranon bursitis.

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