Oogamy in a Centric Diatom

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EARLY in October 1947 Melosira varians was found in mass production of auxospores in the Botanical Gardens of Darmstadt in the Darm brook. Material was treated with aceto-carmine and, for want of the normal reagents, mounted via methanol-toluene in ‘Koniferenbalsam’ (Merck). Upon re-examination this spring, only one of the slides proved good enough to allow full analysis of the critical stages preceding auxospore formation. Fortunately it contained an abundance of them.

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VON STOSCH, H. Oogamy in a Centric Diatom. Nature 165, 531–532 (1950) doi:10.1038/165531a0

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