Example sentences for: diatoms

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

  • These are very difficult to make by standard manufacturing techniques, but diatoms make structures like this all the time’.

  • ‘I'm not an engineer’, explains Gordon, ‘but I knew engineers were interested in what was then called microfabrication so I told them about diatoms because they are so good at making small things’.

  • Gordon has not built a compustat yet—it may not work, he says, because we don't know how far we can push diatoms by forced evolution.

  • And even if the compustat does work, to make the most of the nanotechnological potential of diatoms, we need to know exactly how diatoms make their shells.

  • , she continues, was chosen as the first diatom to sequence in part because it has a small genome, but mainly because it represents a cosmopolitan genus of diatoms and its physiology has been well studied.


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