Links

Useful links to English sites:Link icon

Wikipedia, Diatom https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diatom
International Society for Diatom Research: http://www.isdr.org/
University College London, Micropalaeontology Unit, Diatoms: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/GeolSci/micropal/diatom.html
The Phycology Section: Ecology and Taxonomy of Freshwater Algae, particularly Diatoms: http://diatom.ansp.org/

 
Databases, Diatom Identification:

Diatoms of the United States: https://westerndiatoms.colorado.edu/
Algae World: diatoms: http://rbg-web2.rbge.org.uk/algae/diatoms.htm
Introduction to Diatom Identification: http://rbg-web2.rbge.org.uk/ADIAC/intro/intro.htm

 

Useful links to German sites:

Wikipedia, Kieselalgen: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kieselalgen
Diatomeen – Kurzeinführung: http://www.diatomeen.de/
Diatomeen-Homepage von Dr. phil. nat. E. Alles: http://www.kieselalgen.com/JSIndex.html

 

Books

The following compilation is a tip to the very extensive literature.
Further references to publications are given in the appropriate place.

 

Books in English:

The Diatoms: Biology and Morphology of the Genera
F. E. Round; R. M. Crawford; D. G. Mann
Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (2007)

The Biology of Diatoms (Botanical Monographs)
Dietrich Werner (Editor)
University of California Press, Berkeley, California (1977)

Identification of Freshwater Diatoms from Live Material
E.J. Cox
Springer (1996)

Algal Culturing Techniques
Robert A. Andersen (Editor)
Academic Press (2005)


Books in German:

Kieselalgen in Binnengewässern
Lothar Kalbe
VerlagsKG Wolf (2005)

Kieselalgen : Biologie, Baupläne d. Zellwand, Untersuchungsmethoden
Kurt Krammer
Kosmos Verlags-GmbH (1990)

Algenreinkulturen, ihre Herstellung und Erhaltung
E. G. Pringsheim
Jena Fischer (1954)

 

Articles relating to the homepage:

Observations on motility, which are presented on this homepage, will be found in a consolidating paper:

Some Observations of Movements of Pennate Diatoms in Cultures and their Possible Interpretation

Thomas Harbich (2020)

Submitted for:

Diatom Gliding Motility [DIGM, Volume in the series: Diatoms: Biology & Applications, series editors: Richard Gordon & Joseph Seckbach]. S.A. Cohn, K.M. Manoylov and R. Gordon, (eds.) Wiley-Scrivener, Beverly, MA, USA: In preparation.

The sections are:

  • Kinematics and Analysis of Trajectories in Pennate Diatoms with Almost Straight Raphe along the Apical Axis
  • Curvature of the Trajectory at the Reversal Points
  • Movement of Diatoms in and on Biofilms
  • Movement on the Water Surface
  • Formation of flat Colonies in Cymbella lanceolata

 

A more detailed analysis of the size sequence of diatoms in chain-shaped colonies is given in the publication:

On the size sequence of diatoms in clonal chains

Harbich, Thomas (2020)

Submitted for:

Diatom Morphogenesis [DIMO, Volume in the series: Diatoms: Biology & Applications, series editors: Richard Gordon & Joseph Seckbach, In preparation]. V. Annenkov, J. Seckbach and R. Gordon, (eds.) Wiley-Scrivener, Beverly, MA, USA: In preparation.

 

Please also have a look at this publication:

Towards a Digital Diatom: image processing and deep learning analysis of Bacillaria paradoxa dynamic morphology
Bradly Alicea, Richard Gordon, Thomas Harbich, Ujjwal Singh, Asmit Singh, Vinay Varma (2020)


In: Diatom Gliding Motility [DIGM, Volume in the series: Diatoms: Biology & Applications, series editors: Richard Gordon & Joseph Seckbach]. S.A. Cohn, K.M. Manoylov and R. Gordon, (eds.) Wiley-Scrivener, Beverly, MA, USA: In preparation.

Preprint: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2019.12.21.885897v1

 

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