Example sentences for: diatoms

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

  • Already, engineers are using diatoms to help them build extremely sensitive sensors based on microfluidic devices, he explains.

  • There are other ways in which diatoms could help us clumsy humans build nanoscale ‘widgets’.

  • For example, diatoms are particularly good at making lightweight but strong structures.

  • The proteins that diatoms use to direct silica deposition could be very useful to the semiconductor industry, says Sussman.

  • ‘The only way we can really figure out what a gene is doing is by comparing it with known genes in other organisms, but because diatoms are so unique in their use of silicon, we don't have that option.

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