Well thats the question I don’t know about so can someone provide a reasoning?
"stramen" means flagellum in Latin, and "pilos" means hair; hence, stramenopilans
oh…but I want to know why they are classified under stramenopila?? Is there any other reasoning?
Also… I need one biological and one commercial reason why diatoms are important?
Here are hints about the commercial side of diatoms :
2) Oil prospection
There there is the scouring powder called Bon Ami and the use of diatomaceous frustules to discourage tiny garden pests.