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Diatom Illustration

diatom illustration

Diatoms, pencil
Commissioned by: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

About diatoms (bacillariophyta):

Diatoms are eukaryotic algae. Most are unicellular. Their cell walls are made of silica, creatiing a beautiful, transparent, glassy appearance.

Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Chromalveolata
Phylum: Heterokontophyta
Class: Bacillariophyceae

More about diatoms:

Introduction to Bacillariophyta

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