Tabellaria Diatom

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Tabellaria Diatom

Post by NikonUser »

A 'boxes' Diatom; siliceous cells walls, 'boxes' joined together at corners with pads of mucilage.
This mucilage glue must be strong as these cells were collected in FW on the Bay of Fundy (Atlantic Ocean) and survived a 150 Km car
journey, being dumped into a tray, sucked up in a pipette and placed on a slide.
Ken Ramos shows a nice image of ones with green chloroplasts

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Post by Mitch640 »

That's an amzing story. Makes you wonder what kind of survival threat caused an adaptation like that. Have the glue companies looked into this as a product? :)

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