chlamydomonas reinhardtii


Name: Klamidomon
Level: Fresh / Baby I
Type: Slime
Attacks: Glitter Bubble - like the regular Bubble attack only more sparkly. The glitter doesnt add any additional damage except looking pretty though…
Evolution: Main line: Klami > Plashtiencaumon > Selfinmon > …
                 Other possibilities: Klami > Tanemon / Budmon / Yokomon 

This small digimon has a fluffy fur like Botamon, some speculates it’s one of Botamon’s subspecies. Their mood depends in large part on the current weather as Klamidomon adores the sunshine. Similarly to Choromon, their golden marking at the top of their body acts as a photosensor so they are able to identify and hurry towards the source of light. However, unlike them they are actually able to keep moving even in the dark, although they dont appreciate it. In warm sunny weather they can’t keep still and, although they are not yet strong enough to move very far, they at least move and turn around themselves restlessly to express their joy. Despite their size they are surprisingly brave, willing to attack much larger foes. 

Klamidomon is based on a unicellular algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii that are able to grow in the dark or use photosynthesis. 

Flagellas are pretty obvious as well as their violet symbol resembling to  the algae’s chloroplast and which is also a reference to Selfinmon’s forehead marking. The golden circle in the middle of the symbol (where nucleus is on the figure above) took the function of red eye spot as the photosensor. On the sides we have now the “fake eyes” which are only eye-like markings and the actual eyes are the small golden dots. Oh and the meaning of the name Reinhardt is originally “brave and strong” cant really have a strong Baby I hence they are at least brave :3c

Originally posted by stellartoast


1/  Giacomo Mattè-Trucco, Lingotto, Torino, 1915-1928 VS Circo Massimo, 1st century BC, Roma

2/  Paul Rudolph, Yale Art & Architecture Building, New Haven, Connecticut, 1963 VS Grafton Architects, Università Luigi Bocconi, Milano, 2002-2008

3/  Kisho Kurokawa, Resort Center Hawaii Dreamland, Yamagata, Japan, 1967 VS Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (with a transmission electron micrograph)

What can green algae do for science if they weren’t, well, green?

That’s the question biologists at UC San Diego sought to answer when they engineered a green alga used commonly in laboratories, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, into a rainbow of different colors by producing six different colored fluorescent proteins in the algae cells.

While fluorescent green, red, blue and yellow may be all the rage this year for running shoes and other kinds of sporting gear, fluorescent algae hasn’t been a style trend yet in scientific laboratories. But in announcing their achievement in the current issue of The Plant Journal, the UC San Diego biologists said tagging algae with different kinds of fluorescent proteins would provide an important laboratory tool for algae researchers. It could be used to sort different kinds of cells, allow scientists to view cellular structures like the cytoskeleton and flagella, or even to create “fusion proteins,” allowing scientists to follow a protein around the cell.