London, United Kingdom
Diatom Alga, Sem
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Diatom. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a Thalassiosira sp. diatom. This is a marine planktonic unicellular alga that inhabits the cold waters of the Arctic Ocean. It has a mineralised cell wall (frustule) divided into two halves. The frustule contains silica and provides protection and support. Magnification unknown.
May 7th, 2013
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