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Stephanodiscus niagarae. Asterionella formosa. Bacillariophyta: diatoms. Aneumastis tuscula. Stephanodiscus niagarae. Uses. Clarification and filtration of beers and wines. Refining sugar and sweetener Filtering fruit juices, oils, and syrups.

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bacillariophyta diatoms

Stephanodiscus niagarae

Asterionella formosa

Bacillariophyta: diatoms

Aneumastis tuscula

Stephanodiscus niagarae

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Uses
  • Clarification and filtration of beers and wines.
  • Refining sugar and sweetener
  • Filtering fruit juices, oils, and syrups.
  • Diatomite, a diatom derivative, has many applications in pharmaceuticals.
characteristics
Characteristics
  • They are mainly autotrophs.
  • They use photosynthesis to feed themselves.
  • They can live anywhere there is water and light, including lakes, streams, estuaries, oceans, puddles and wet rocks or soil.
interesting facts
Interesting Facts
  • The brown scummy stuff that you see on rocks is usually diatoms.
  • It can be used as a pest control when mixed into soil.
  • A lot of pet litters as well as cosmetic items contain diatoms.
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