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Diatoms are a group of unicellular algae, enclosed within a cell wall made of hydrated silicon dioxide and often featuring bilateral symmetry. They are major producers in the aquatic food chains of Earth, and as such are uniquely well-suited to provide support for larger organisms in your developing ecosystem.

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  • In real life, diatoms are often considered a class, a rank under phylum, although this is subject to some dispute.
Phyla
Aquatic Micro-Organisms Archaea · Cyanobacteria · Diatom · Plankton
Algae Stonewort · Green Algae · Kelp · Seaweed
Aquatic Animals Coral · Crustacean · Fish · Mammal (Aquatic) · Reptile (Aquatic)
Terrestrial Micro-Organisms Actinobacteria · Lichen · Fungus · Protozoa
Plants Grass · Moss · Shrub · Tree
Terrestrial Animals Amphibian · Bird · Insect · Mammal (Terrestrial) · Reptile (Terrestrial)
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