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Merry Christmas and a happy new year 2021 to you – Poem Greetings

‘Twas the night before Winter Solstice, when all through the frustule Not a spindle was stirring, not even a chromatid; The stockings were hung with diatomaceous hooks by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Horst soon would be there; The epivalve and hypovalves were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of […]
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Young ISDR

Alternative to microscopy in time of Corona – virtual microscopy with Biigle 2.0

As you all are daily aware, Corona has (hopefully temporarily) changed all of our lives. And our need for diatom identification has not abated even though access to microscopes has been difficult for most. But there is an option. Biigle 2.0 (Biigle.de) developed by the group of Tim W. Nattkemper of the university of Bielefeld […]
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Diatom Of The Month

Exploring new territories: sampling phytobenthos in large rivers

Freshwater phytobenthos comprises the algae that live on or are attached to surfaces of, for example rocks, macrophytes (vascular water plants) or sediment/sand grains of rivers and lakes (Figure 1). As primary producers, capable of generating organic compounds through photosynthesis, phytobenthic organisms are key elements of food webs. Phytobenthos is widely used to evaluate the […]
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The International Society for Diatom Research (ISDR) promotes the study of marine, freshwater, modern and fossil diatoms across the wide range of disciplines of biology, geology, paleoecology, cell metabolism, cell biology, metabolomics, nanotechnology, forensics, systematics, nomenclature, taxonomy, and biogeochemistry. Our society represents investigators from all nations.

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