Kōrero: Life in hot springs

Spicule (3 o 3)


Shown here is the beginning of a spicular growth in a sample from Champagne Pool. The filamentous micro-organisms prefer to grow on the top of the spicule. This becomes covered by a layer of amorphous silica. More micro-organisms grow on top, and the alternating process of inorganic–organic growth keeps repeating.

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GNS Science, Extremophile photo collection
Scanning Electron Micrograph (SEM) by Kim Handley

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Bruce Mountain, 'Life in hot springs - Sinter', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6473/spicule (accessed 8 December 2021)

He kōrero nā Bruce Mountain, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006