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  • Haloquadratum ("salt square") is a genus of the Halobacteriaceae.[1] The first species to be identified in this group, Haloquadratum walsbyi, is highly unusual since its cells are shaped like flat, square boxes.[2]
  • Merismopedia (from the Greek merismos [division] and the Greek pedion [plain]) is a genus of cyanobacteria found in fresh and salt water. It is ovoid or spherical in shape and arranged in rows and flats, forming rectangular colonies held together by a mucilaginous matrix. Species in this genus divide in only two directions, creating a characteristic grid-like pattern.
  • Near the end of his life, Frank Lloyd Wright stated that “there is no square in nature–nature knows only circular forms.”
[As quoted in Robert C. Twombly, Frank Lloyd Wright: His Life and His Architecture (New York: John Wily and Sons, 1979), 321], page 24
  1. ^ See the NCBI webpage on Haloquadratum. Data extracted from the "NCBI taxonomy resources". National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2007-03-19. 
  2. ^ Stoeckenius W (1 October 1981). "Walsby's square bacterium: fine structure of an orthogonal procaryote". J. Bacteriol. 148 (1): 352–60. PMID 7287626. 

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