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Ditylum brightwellii | Diatom

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Order: Biddulphiales
Family: Lithodesmisceae

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Description: Found both solitarily and in chains. Small numerous chloroplasts, a long central spine, and can produce resting spores.

Size (cell): Length = 80-130um

Distribution: Cosmopolitan excluding polar waters.

 

 

 

 

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