• Diatoms: Miniscule biological entities with immense importance in synthesis of targeted novel bioparticles and biomonitoring

    15 days ago - By Journal of Biosciences

    Abstract
    Diatoms are the most abundant microscopic unicellular protists in natural lotic ecosystems. They are the major component of the producer community in aquatic ecosystems that also play important roles in biostratigraphy, paleoclimatology and overall ecosystem functioning. In recent times as ultrastructural details of diatom frustule has been established, it has become evident that frustule nanoscale structures play a significant role in adsorption and bioaccumulation of heavy metals. Physical processes like bioaccumulation in conjunction with cell surface ligands and functional...
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