from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the type genus of the Chlamydomonadaceae; they are solitary biflagellated plantlike algae common in fresh water and damp soil. They multiply freely and are often a pest around filtration plants.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical genus of the family Chlamydomonadidæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. type genus of the Chlamydomonadaceae; solitary doubly-flagellated plant-like algae common in fresh water and damp soil; multiply freely; often a pest around filtration plants
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Many features of chlamydomonas sex are believed to have evolved early in the chlorophyte lineage.
From this link we learn that chlamydomonas divides both sexually and asexually.
Can be unicellular (chlamydomonas)/multicellular (seaweeds) plants.