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Chlorella has been around since the birth of the Earth and has been reproducing for three billion years.
However, since the plant is as tiny as 3 to 8 μm in size, it was not until the microscope was invented in the 19th century that Chlorella was discovered.
It was discovered by the Dutch microbiologist, Dr. Beijerinck, in 1890, and he called it Chlorella.
During World War I, Chlorella was cultivated in large amounts in Germany to use as a protein source.
In the 1920s, Japan succeeded in cultivating a pure culture of Chlorella, and after World War II, the United States, Germany, and Japan conducted cooperative studies.
Chlorella is a genus of single-celled green algae belonging to the phylum Chlorophyta. It is spherical in shape, about 2 to 10 μm in diameter, and is without flagella.
Chlorella contains the green photosynthetic pigments chlorophyll-a and -b in its chloroplast. Through photosynthesis, it multiplies rapidly. It requiries only carbon dioxide, water, sunlight, and a small amount of minerals to reproduce.