Example sentences for: diatom

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

  • Once the details of silicon metabolism have been revealed, the stage should be set for nanotechnologists to harness diatom proteins for the manufacture of nanodevices.

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

  • Gordon, a keen diatom hobbyist, explained to his audience how diatoms could make a three-dimensional micro- or nanoscale structure for them without them lifting a finger.

  • It might also be possible to use diatom shells as delivery vehicles for drugs, suggests chemical engineer Tony Rogers, an assistant professor at Michigan Technological University (Houghton, Michigan, United States).

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


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