Electron microscopy of diatom

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.

A Navicula diatom. I must have a one track mind - it looks like a pendant to me :)

A Navicula diatom. I must have a one track mind - it looks like a pendant to me…

Diatoms, SEM - Stock Image B305/0371 - Science Photo Library The diatoms are a group of photosynthetic, single-celled algae containing about 10,000 species. They form an important part of the plankton at the base of the marine and freshwater food chains. The characteristic feature of diatoms is their intricately patterned, glass- like cell wall, or frustule. The frustule often has rows of tiny holes, known as striae.

Diatoms, SEM - Stock Image B305/0371 - Science Photo Library The diatoms are a group of photosynthetic, single-celled algae containing about 10,000 species. They form an important part of the plankton at the base of the marine and freshwater food chains. The characteristic feature of diatoms is their intricately patterned, glass- like cell wall, or frustule. The frustule often has rows of tiny holes, known as striae.

Diatom

“The fine, intricately patterned latticework of diatom frustules and radiolarian tests rates as one of many natural aesthetic wonders. The holes in radiolarian and diatom shells respectively exist for.

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(these things never cease to amaze me! Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a Campylosira grevilsi diatom

Diatom, Sem. Electron microscope picture by  Steve Gschmeissner

Diatom, Sem

Absolute art in nature. A colored scanning electron microscope image of a diatom (Algae) by Steve Gschmeissner.

Diatoms: Image of an '100-Form Exhibition-Diatom' [in Phase contrast; using Nikon BM objectives] an arrangement by master diatomist Klaus Kemp of the United Kingdom.

Diatoms: Image of an Exhibition-Diatom' [in Phase contrast; using Nikon BM objectives] an arrangement by master diatomist Klaus Kemp of the United Kingdom.

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