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Nitzschia kerguelensis
Nitzschia kerguelensis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Chromista
Phylum: Ochrophyta
Class: Bacillariophyceae
Order: Bacillariales
Hendey 1937 sensu emend.
Family: Bacillariaceae

Bacillariaceae is a family of diatoms in the phylum Heterokontophyta,[1] the only family in the order Bacillariales. Some species of genera such as Nitzchia are found in halophilic environments; for example, in the seasonally flooded Makgadikgadi Pans in Botswana.[2]


This family includes these genera:[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ ITIS, 2008
  2. ^ C. Michael Hogan (2008) Makgadikgadi, The Megalithic Portal, ed. A. Burnham
  3. ^ "ITIS report:Bacillariaceae Ehrenb".