Bacillaria paxillifer

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Bacillaria paxillifer
Bacillaria paradoxa.jpeg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Bacillariophyta
Class: Bacillariophyceae
Order: Bacillariales
Family: Bacillariaceae
Genus: Bacillaria
Species: B. paxillifer
Binomial name
Bacillaria paxillifer
(O. F. Müll.) Hendy (1951)[1]
  • Bacillaria paradoxa Gmelin
  • Nitzschia paradoxa

Bacillaria paxillifer is a diatom species in the Bacillariaceae family.[2][dead link]

Colonies of this diatom are motile. Members (with their long axes parallel to one another) slide against their neighbors in a coordinated fashion, allowing the entire structure to expand or contract.[3]


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