Studies on the Biochemistry and Fine Structure of Silica Shell Formation in Diatoms

@article{Reimann1965StudiesOT,
  title={Studies on the Biochemistry and Fine Structure of Silica Shell Formation in Diatoms},
  author={B. E. F. Reimann and Joyce C. Lewin and Benjamin E. Volcani},
  journal={The Journal of Cell Biology},
  year={1965},
  volume={24},
  pages={39 - 55}
}
The fine structure and pigmentation of an apochlorotic diatom isolated from decaying Macrocystis pyrifera is described. The morphology of acid cleaned shells suggests that the isolate is Nitzschia alba Lewin and Lewin. Light microscope observations indicated a centrally located nucleus and numerous highly refractile bodies which stained differentially with Nile blue and Sudan black B. The stained globules could be correlated in thin-sectioned profiles with either electron dense or lucent areas… CONTINUE READING