Zoochlorella



any of various symbiotic green algae in the cytoplasm of certain freshwater invertebrates, as stentors and hydras.
Historical Examples

Diameter 25 to 80µ; pseudopodia twice as long as the body diameter; the plasm often contains chlorophyll bodies (zoochlorella).
Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole Gary N. Calkins

They may be colorless, or yellow and green through the presence of zoochlorella.
Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole Gary N. Calkins

The plasm is colorless or green by the presence of zoochlorella, or colored brown or black by pigments.
Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole Gary N. Calkins

Colorless forms of medium size-in some cases they may be green by zoochlorella.
Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole Gary N. Calkins

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