London, United Kingdom
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Diatoms. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of diatoms (class Bacillariophyceae). These are aquatic unicellular algae that inhabit fresh water lakes and rivers. They have a mineralised cell wall (frustule) divided into two halves. The frustule contains silica and provides protection and support. Magnification x175 at 6x7cm size.
May 14th, 2013
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