Drought

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Drought is an extended time when a region receives a deficiency in its water supply, whether atmospheric,surface or ground water. A drought can last for months or years, or may be declared after as few as 15 days.[1]Generally, this occurs when a region receives consistently below average precipitation. It can have a substantial impact on […] read more

Cosmarium

Desmidiales order
Scale 2 Diat: carbon-macromolecules , Hierachy 1
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Play: Cosmarium is considered an AUXOTROPH

Fact: Desmids tend to assume highly symmetrical and attractive shapes.

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In taxonomy, Cosmarium is a genus of algae, specifically of the Desmidiaceae.[1] In this complex genus the cells are very variable. All are constricted in the middle.[2] (From:Wikipedia, July 2015) read more

Micrasterias

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

Fact: Micraserias is a type of green algae, and always has shapes that exhibit bilaterial symmetry.

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Micrasterias is a unicellular green alga of the Desmidiales order. Micrasterias, commonly known as green alga, is a eukaryotic, unicellular organism, and species vary in size reaching up to hundreds of microns. Micrasterias displays a bilateral symmetry, with two mirror image semi-cells joined by a narrow isthmus containing the nucleus of the organism. This dual […] read more

Closterium

Desmidiales order
Scale 2 Diat: carbon-macromolecules , Hierachy 1
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Play: Closterium is considered an AUXOTROPH

Fact: Desmids tend to assume highly symmetrical and attractive shapes.

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In taxonomy, Closterium is a genus of algae, specifically of the family Closteriaceae.[1] (From: Wikipedia, July 2015) read more

Ciliophrys

Heliozea type
Scale 2 Diat: carbon-macromolecules , Hierachy 3
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Play: Ciliophrys has a MOVE of 1,and is considered a EUKARYOTROPH

Fact: Heliozoa is a type of amoeba that is spherical with stiff prjections (axopods) radiating outwards from its body.

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Blepharisma

Ciliophora phyla
Scale 2 Diat: carbon-macromolecules , Hierachy 2
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Play: Blepharisma has a MOVE of 1, and is considered an HETEROTROPH

Fact: Cilates are characterized by the presence of hair like organelles called cilia.

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Blepharisma is a genus of unicellular ciliate protists found in fresh and salt water. The group includes about 40 accepted species, and many sub-varieties and strains. While species vary considerably in size and shape, most are easily identified by their red or pinkish color, which is caused by granules of the pigment Blepharismin.[1] All members […] read more