Protococcus


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Protococcus

An invalid bacterial genus name [Bergey’s]. It is a valid name for algae.
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Studies since have shown that Protococcus nivale (currently Chlamydomonas nivalis) belongs to the green algae group as Brown first proposed.
Huxley, for example, imagines that: "the time must come when evolution will mean adaptation to a universal winter, and all forms of life will die out, except such low and simple organisms as the Diatom of the arctic and antarctic ice and the Protococcus of the red snow." (21) Darwin also described the complex enmeshment of all forms of life, the vulnerability of habitats to even minor changes, and the powerfully determinative effects of resource availability.
2 Chlorophyceae: Volvox, Ulothrix, Stichococcous, Chaetophora, Radiotillum, Microspora, Stigeoclonium, Protococcus, Oedogonium, Pediastrum, Rhizoclonium, Ankistrodesmus, Sclenastrum, Kirchnorilla, Mougeotiopsis, Trachelomonas and Euglena.