Cross section of a Chlamydomonas reinhardtii algae cell, a 3D representation
Estimated accepted genus totals by kingdom - based on Rees et al., 2020
DIC image of Scenedesmus quadricauda with the pyrenoid (central four circular structures) clearly visible.
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It is closely related to the model green algae, Chlamydomonas, and distinguished mainly through the absence of a pyrenoid.

- Chloromonas

Some algal groups, however, lack pyrenoids altogether: "higher" red algae and extremophile red algae, the green alga genus Chloromonas, and "golden algae".

- Pyrenoid
Cross section of a Chlamydomonas reinhardtii algae cell, a 3D representation

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