New publication: Evolution of silicon transporters in diatoms

The evolution of silicon transporters in diatoms.  Journal of Phycology (html)(pdf) study co-authors: Julie Koester (UNC Wilmington), Sara Bender (Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation), E. Virginia Armbrust (UW) The ornately patterned silica cell walls (“frustules”) formed by diatoms attract attention for their beauty, but also give diatoms a distinct and …

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