Diatom alga, SEM

Diatom alga, SEM

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Credit: STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Diatom. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a Skeletonema punctatum diatom. This is a planktonic unicellular alga. It has a mineralised cell wall (frustule) divided into two halves. The frustule contains silica and provides protection and support. Magnification: x85 at 6x7cm size.

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