why are diatoms classified as stramenopila?

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why are diatoms classified as stramenopila?

Post by vomer » Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:04 pm

Well thats the question I don't know about so can someone provide a reasoning?

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Post by mith » Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:31 pm

"stramen" means flagellum in Latin, and "pilos" means hair; hence, stramenopilans
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Post by vomer » Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:33 pm

mith wrote:"stramen" means flagellum in Latin, and "pilos" means hair; hence, stramenopilans

oh...but I want to know why they are classified under stramenopila?? Is there any other reasoning?

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Post by vomer » Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:51 pm

Also... I need one biological and one commercial reason why diatoms are important?

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Post by DrD » Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:31 pm

vomer wrote:Also... I need one biological and one commercial reason why diatoms are important?


Here are hints about the commercial side of diatoms :

1) Nobel+Dynamite

2) Oil prospection

3) Filtration

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Re: why are diatoms classified as stramenopila?

Post by jonmoulton » Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:20 am

There there is the scouring powder called Bon Ami and the use of diatomaceous frustules to discourage tiny garden pests.

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