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Question about Diatoms

Post by asutoshsahu » Sat Jul 02, 2005 8:14 am

I have a doubt about Diatoms

In diatoms why one of the two daughters is slightly smaller than the parent.
How the binarry fission occurs in them??? :roll: :roll:

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Post by MrMistery » Sat Jul 02, 2005 5:39 pm

Diatoms? Do you mean like the algae?
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Post by asutoshsahu » Sun Jul 03, 2005 8:13 am



Yes, Mrmistery
Diatom is a microscopic one-celled alga that has silica-filled cell walls or shells divided into two halves. Diatoms are responsible for the formation of diatomite in water.
Class: Bacillariophyceae

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Post by James » Sun Jul 03, 2005 10:45 am

When reproducing asexually, each generation will get smaller (in most cases). However, the original size is restored when sexual reproduction is done.

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Post by MrMistery » Sun Jul 03, 2005 7:39 pm

I know what diatoms are. But you posted it in the zoology forum. So i was thinking there might be some animal named that that i've never heard about. Anyway, topic moved to botany section
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