Valve morphogenesis in the diatom genus Pleurosigma w. Smith (Bacillariophyceae): nature's alternative sandwich.

@article{Sterrenburg2005ValveMI,
  title={Valve morphogenesis in the diatom genus Pleurosigma w. Smith (Bacillariophyceae): nature's alternative sandwich.},
  author={Frithjof A. S. Sterrenburg and Mary Ann Tiffany and Mar{\'i}a Esther Meave del Castillo},
  journal={Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology},
  year={2005},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={
          140-5
        }
}
  • Frithjof A. S. Sterrenburg, Mary Ann Tiffany, María Esther Meave del Castillo
  • Published in
    Journal of nanoscience and…
    2005
  • Materials Science, Medicine
  • The loculate ("chambered") valve structure of centric diatoms like Triceratium favus Ehrenberg has been mentioned time and again in the nanostructure literature. Here we draw attention to the fundamentally different alternative sandwich model nature developed in the genus Pleurosigma, where it is nonloculate. This has so far been overlooked in nanostructural studies. We suggest some mechanical aspects that would offer interesting avenues for experimental testing. The first description of the… CONTINUE READING

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