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Science: Earth Sciences: Paleontology: Micropaleontology: Diatoms
California Academy of Sciences: Diatom Collection
- An extensive resource on diatom taxonomy, primarily focused on recent freshwater diatoms of the United States.
Chesapeake and Coastal Bay Life - Diatoms
- Fact sheets on the diatom genera and species found in Maryland in Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.
Cohn Lab Center For Diatom Research
- Dedicated to expanding research and general knowledge of diatoms, includes basic introductions about diatoms, and information about the laboratory and the research undertaken.
- Small photograph gallery of these organisms.
- Information on these ubiquitous organisms including their fossil record, classification, biology and life cycle with a number of images of individual species.
- Article by Wim van Egmond introducing these delicate unicellular organisms that have yellow-brown chloroplasts that enables them to photosynthesize, with fine photographs.
- Student project including classification, habitat, adaptation, nutrition, reproduction and interactions with other species.
Diatoms in a Different Light
- Article by Roland Mortimer on these organisms, with a small image gallery of different freshwater species.
The Diatoms of Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge
- Photographic study by David B. Richman of the diatoms living in lakes in this high-gypsum environment.
Diatomées des Eaux Douces
- Photographs and descriptions of fresh water diatoms and fossil diatoms. French and English.
Great Lakes Diatoms
- Collection of images, classified by morphology and by genus.
Introduction to Bacillariophyta (the Diatoms)
- Information about the fossil record, life history and ecology, systematics, and morphology.
Major Groups of Diatom
- Provides a facility for identifying diatoms based on their major morphological characteristics.
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