Radiolarians: Construction of Spherical Skeleton

Science  26 Apr 1963:
Vol. 140, Issue 3565, pp. 396-397
DOI: 10.1126/science.140.3565.396


The skeleton of spherical radiolarians, which consists basically of a network of hexagonally shaped structures, also contains some non-hexagonal structures, since a network made up entirely of hexagons cannot completely cover a spherically shaped organism.