Example sentences for: diatoms

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

  • Gordon also envisages a device he calls a compustat, which would be used to select diatoms for a specific purpose.

  • , 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.

  • There are only two main types of diatom: centric diatoms, which often have a circular symmetry, and pennate diatoms, which are usually bilaterally symmetrical.

  • , a marine centric diatom ‘We believe that knowing this genome will help us to figure out how to mimic the processes that diatoms use to construct their very precise structures, and that we can then learn how to create similarly precise structures ourselves’.

  • Diatoms, says Sussman, ‘are natural-born lithographers in the nanometre range.


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