Vimen

Ventral

 

Virga

A silica connection between adjacent virgae, separating areolae within a stria. Plural form is “vimines”. From Latin for “pliant twig”.


Citations

Cox, E.J. (2011). Morphology, cell wall, cytology, ultrastructure, and morphogenetic studies. Overview and specific observations. In: The Diatom World (J. Seckbach and J.P. Kociolek, Eds,), Cellular origin, life in extreme habitats and astrobiology, Vol. 19, pp. 21–45, Springer, Dordrecht.

Cox, E.J. (2012). Ontogeny, homology, and terminology - wall morphogenesis as an aid to character recognition and character state definition for pennate diatom systematics. Journal of Phycology 48: 1–31. 10.1111/j.1529-8817.2011.01081.x

Cox, E.J. and Ross, R. (1981). The striae of pennate diatoms. In: R. Ross, ed., Proceedings of the Sixth Symposium on Fossil and Recent Diatoms. O. Koeltz, Koenigstein. pp. 267–278.

Round, F.E., Crawford, R.M. and Mann, D.G. (1990). The Diatoms. Biology and Morphology of the Genera. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 747 pp.