Phyllum Chrysophyta: "algas doradas" (diatomeas), Del griego chrysós, dorado, y phytós, planta.

Phyllum Chrysophyta: "algas doradas" (diatomeas), Del griego chrysós, dorado, y phytós, planta.

diatoms -- single cell plants and great beauties of the natural world.

This may look like Salvador Dali's Mae West Lips Sofa, but it is a colourised scanning electron microscope image of a diatom - a tiny single-celled marine creature invisible to the naked eye.

Photograph:Magnification of a diatom reveals its beautiful symmetry.

Diatoms have cell walls called frustules that contain opaline silica and fine pores. The tiny pores in the frustules make them a useful filtering material for a wide range of industrial products, including beer and jet fuel.

Perfect design in nature. This is a relatively large form of a diatom called coscinodiscus

Perfect design in nature. This is a relatively large form of a diatom called coscinodiscus. notice the hexagons

Diatoms are a major group of algae and one of the most common types of phytoplankton. Most diatoms are unicellular, although they can exist as colonies in the shape of filaments or ribbons, fans, zigzags, or stellate colonies. With their exquisitely beautiful silica shells, or frustules such as that of Odontella shown above at right, diatoms are among the loveliest microfossils.

Reproduction among diatoms is primarily asexual by binary fission, with each daughter cell receiving one of the parent cell's two frustules. This is used by each daughter cell as the larger frustule into which a second, small frustule is constructed.

Trabajar las figuras geométricas con diferentes tonalidades del color azul.

Take a deep breath. of the oxygen you just inhaled came from the ocean. About half of that was produced by these beautiful creatures: diatoms.

DIATOM:  http://deepbluehome.blogspot.com/2011/01/psychedelic-diatoms.html

These microscopic creatures make a good chunk of the plankton in the Ocean. As seen on Psychedelic Diatoms, Deep Blue Home

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