Example sentences for: diatom

How can you use “diatom” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • ‘They can be circular, oval, stick-shaped, you name it, and range from several micrometres large to about a millimetre’, says ecologist Mary Ann Tiffany (San Diego State University, California, United States), who is using scanning electron microscopy to examine diatom valve formation as part of her graduate studies.

  • ‘When a diatom divides, each daughter cell makes a new half shell’, explains Tiffany.

  • Nevertheless, diatom shells come in a dazzling array of forms and sizes (Figure 1; Box 1).

  • Rogers envisages loading diatoms with a drug that would then leach out into the blood stream at a rate dependent on the diatom species used.

  • This diatom is the sole known organism outside of the fungi to contain rDNA spliceosomal introns.


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