Nitzschia

Nitzschia group
Scale 2 Diat: carbon-macromolecules , Hierachy 1
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Play: Nitzschia is considered an AUXOTROPH

Fact: Nitzschia are a common form of phytoplankton and have cell walls made of silica (called a frustule).

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Nitzschia is a common pennate marine diatom. In the scientific literature this genus is sometimes termedNitzchia, this taxon has many species described, which all have a similar morphology. (From: Wikipedia, July 2015) read more

Nebela

Nebela genus
Scale 2 Diat: carbon-macromolecules , Hierachy 3
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Play: Nebela has a MOVE of 1, and is considered an EUKARYTROPH

Fact: Nebela are often found living on mosses and humus rich soils. They can be as small as 30um but also reach up to sizes of 380um.

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Water Pollution

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Play: Place this card on any ocean or freshwater based SPECIES card.

Effect: The SPECIES card is IMMEDIATELY discarded.

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Water pollution is the contamination of water bodies (e.g. lakes, rivers, oceans, aquifersand groundwater). This form of environmental degradation occurs when pollutants are directly or indirectly discharged into water bodies without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds. Water pollution affects the entire biosphere – plants and organisms living in these bodies of water. In almost all […] read more

Lepocinclis

Leponcinclis genus
Scale 2 Diat: carbon-macromolecules , Hierachy 1
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Play: Leponcinclis has a MOVE of 1, and is considered both a MIXOTROPH.

Fact: Leponcinclis is photosynthetic but can also feed off smaller pond organisms.

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Netrium

Netrium genus
Scale 2 Diat: carbon-macromolecules , Hierachy 1
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Play: Netrium is considered an AUXOTROPH.

Fact: Netrium is an algae of the desmid family.

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Nassula

Nassula species
Scale 2 Diat: carbon-macromolecules , Hierachy 2
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Play: Nassula has a MOVE of 1, and is considered a HETEROTROPH

Fact: Nassula possesses a basket like feeding apparatus which looks like a group of straight lines.

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Nassula is a genus of unicellular ciliate protists, belonging to the class Nassophorea. Like other members of the class, Nassula possesses a basket-like feeding apparatus (nasse, or cyrtos) made up of cytopharyngeal rods (nematodesmata), which are themselves composed of closely packed microtubules.[1][2][3] Nassula use this structure to ingest filamentous cyanobacteria, drawing individual strands of blue-green […] read more