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Tabellaria fenestrata
Scientific classification
(unranked): SAR
Superphylum: Heterokonta
Class: Bacillariophyceae
Order: Tabellariales
Family: Tabellariaceae
Genus: Tabellaria
Ehrenberg ex F.T.Kützing

Tabellaria is a genus of diatoms (Bacillariophyceae).[1] They are cuboid in shape, and the frustules (siliceous cell walls) are attached at the corners so that the colonies assume a zigzag shape.

Further reading[edit]

Mou, Daiqing; Stoermer, Eugene (1992). "SEPARATING TABELLARIA BACILLARIOPHYCEAE SHAPE GROUPS BASED ON FOURIER DESCRIPTORS". Journal of Phycology. 28 (3): 386–395. doi:10.1111/j.0022-3646.1992.00386.x. 

Potapova, Marina (October 2011). "Tabellaria vetteri: a New Diatom". Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 163 (1): 35–41. doi:10.1635/053.161.0102. 

Knudson, Brenda M (July 1952). "The Diatom Genus Tabellaria: I. Taxonomy and Morphology". Annals of Botany. 16 (63): 421–440. ISSN 0305-7364. 


  1. ^ Hoek, C. van den; Mann, D. G.; Jahns, Hans Martin (1995). Algae: an Introduction to Phycology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-31687-1. 

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