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di·a·tom

(dī'ă-tom),
An individual of microscopic unicellular algae, the shells of which comprise a sedimentary infusorial earth.
[G. diatomos, cut in two]

diatom

/di·a·tom/ (di´ah-tom) a unicellular microscopic form of alga having a cell wall of silica.

diatom

(dī′ə-tŏm′)
n.
Any of various microscopic one-celled or colonial heterokonts of the class Bacillariophyceae that are photosynthetic, have a silica cell wall made up of two interlocking parts, and form an important component of phytoplankton.

diatom

a member of the BACILLARIOPHYCEAE.
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Cyan: Cyanophyta, Chlo: Chlorophyta, Baci: Bacillariophyta, Eugl: Euglenophyta, Cryp: Cryptophyta, Pyrr: Pyrrophyta, Chry: Chrysophyta, Xant: Xanthophyta.
x Tolypothrix lanata Wartmann ex Bornet & Flahault MICROALGAS DIVISION: BACILLARIOPHYTA Clase: Bacillariophyceae Achnanthes sp.
Bacillariophyta cell counts in the 25th to 75 th percentile range, but not counts above the 75th percentile, were significantly associated with respiratory illness when compared with counts below the 25th percentile.
Saccodon dariensis se alimenta casi exclusivamente de algas, principalmente de la division Bacillariophyta o diatomeas que representan las densidades mas altas (%V=94.
1] en 17 taxa de Bacillariophyta de la clase Coscinodiscophyceae, y en otras tres de la clase Bacillariophycea del genero Psudo-nitzschia (Apendice 1).
La diversidad registrada del plancton se sustenta en la variedad de Chlorophyta (algas verdes), Bacillariophyta (diatomeas) y Cyanophyta (algas azul-verdes), aun cuando la transparencia fue minima y marcada velocidad en la mayoria de ambientes acuaticos evaluados.
Las Chlorophyta dominaron durante la primavera, las Cyanophyta durante el otono y las Bacillariophyta en verano e invierno.
Bacillariophyta was represented by 28, Chlorophyta by 25, Cyanophyta by 11, Heterokontophyta by 7, Cryptophyta by 3, Pyrrophyta by 2, and Euglenophyta by 1 species, respectively (Table 1).
Phylum 4 Bacillariophyta (Diatoms, Bacillariophytes)
Los individuos encontrados se agruparon en los siguientes phyla: Euglenophyta (10), Bacillariophyta (6),
Algae are classified into different division (phylum) namely Chlorophyta, Charophyta, Phaeophyta, Rhodophyta, Bacillariophyta, Xanthophyta, and Euglenophyta.