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Trichophilus (Chlorophyceae)

Trichophilus welckeri
Photograph from Suutari et al 2010, posted online

Suutari, M., M. Majaneva, D. P Fewer, B. Voirin, A. Aiello, T. Friedl,A.G Chiarello.and.J. Blomster  2001.  Molecular evidence for a diverse green algal community growing in the hair of sloths and a specific association with Trichophilus welckeri (Chlorophyta, Ulvophyceae).  BMC Evolutionary Biology 10:86.

 

Trichophilus welckeri tints this sloth's hair green

 

 

 

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