Living in a Glass House (Diatoms)

m.lee mikaline at netcom.com
Sat Aug 30 10:55:24 EST 1997


Bryan Ness (botany.guide at miningco.com) wrote:
@ Read the latest feature at the Botany Site, "Living in a Glass House,"
@ an article about diatoms, a group of algae that produce an exoskeleton
@ made of silica whose artistic qualities make viewing them an aesthetic
@ experience.  The article contains some nice images and has links to
@ others.  Read it at either of the following URLs (the second is more
@ permanent):

@  http://botany.miningco.com/library/weekly/mcurrent.htm
@  http://botany.miningco.com/library/weekly/aa082697.htm

@ -- 
@ ______________________________________________________________
@ Bryan Ness, Botany Guide           http://botany.miningco.com/
@ botany.guide at miningco.com



Truly glass houses, i.e., silica, would be Radiolaria, I think

but yes, these are clever single celled beasties ... take a look at the 
Great Pyramids ... they built the limestone

ml



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