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A diatom from a paddy field

The sample was observed immediately after being collected.

A large diatom is going in and out of soil aggregates. Small particles are moving inside of the diatom cell, and also a small unknown organism is moving behind it.


Commentary by Prof. Yuji Tsukii, Hosei University
This diatom belongs to genus Surirella, probably Surirella robusta. It is often found in rivers.

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Sampling Date : 22 September 2006

Sampling Site : KASHIMADAI paddy field  Google Map