Marine diatom

  • Dr David Furness
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Marine diatom. Dr David Furness. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0). Source: Wellcome Collection.

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Scanning electron micrograph showing the surface detail of a Marine diatom. Diatoms are single celled algae that live in most aquatic environments, both fresh and salt water. They are non-motile and are restricted to shallow waters as they require sunlight for photosythesis. Diatoms are usually between 2 and 200 microns in diameter, have a hard shell and often display a natural symmetry.


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