Neochloris oleoabundans is a microalga belonging in the class Chlorophyceae. Due to its high lipid content, it has been considered as a candidate organism for cosmetics and biofuel production, as well as feed stock for freshwater mussels.
Neochloris was first isolated from a sand dune in Saudi Arabia by S. Chantanachat sometime between 1958-1962.
Clade: Green Algae
Family: incertae sedis
Species: Neochloris oleoabundans