Artículo LA BIODIVERSIDAD OCULTA
Asterionella formosa is a diatom that builds stars and long thin arms with which hang from the surface to catch the sun and would pass quietly, almost unnoticed, if its life was a solitary existence, but almost always decide to join and due to natural forces meet building stellate colonies, often consisting of eight individuals. Today, however, the two overlap, sixteen rays depart from its center core.
Asterionella All individuals are equal in size, pure glass rods slightly thickened at their ends, thus forming the ring of star, a building so beautiful and special. By extending their radios it makes it much easier for them to float in the water. The union in this case is strength,strength and slight but sufficient amounts of pure delicacy to get closer to the sun and its radiation and receive vital nourishment.
The diatom today comes from a beautiful little mountain lake, the Black Pit of turquoise waters, is located next to the Cruz de la Demanda, in the heart of this mountain range and has been photographed at 400 using the techniqueincreases interference contrast.
- Antonio Guillen