The diatom Melosira is pregnant

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The diatom Melosira is pregnant

Post by carlos.uruguay »

Melosira, that of the video probably Melosira varians
is a diatom that forms long chains
United glass boxes living at the drop of water, found in
in Tala, freshwater stream, Route 3, Km 88, Uruguay, South America.
Normally Melosira is born splitting in half
But sometimes, as we see at the end of the video
she become pregnant and divides sexually producing auxospores
(spheres of glass which give place to new daughters)
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