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Descriptor English: Plankton
Descriptor Spanish: Plancton
Descriptor Portuguese: Plâncton
Descriptor French: Plancton
Tree number(s): B05.080.500
SP4.016.157.793
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010933
Scope note: Community of tiny aquatic PLANTS and ANIMALS, and photosynthetic BACTERIA, that are either free-floating or suspended in the water, with little or no power of locomotion. They are divided into PHYTOPLANKTON and ZOOPLANKTON.
Annotation: coordinate with specific organism; PHYTOPLANKTON and ZOOPLANKTON are also available; non-phototrophic bacterioplankton: index PLANKTON + BACTERIA or specific; phototrophic bacterioplankton: index PHYTOPLANKTON + BACTERIA or specific
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Related: Aquatic Organisms MeSH
Eutrophication MeSH
DeCS ID: 11365
Unique ID: D010933
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2012/07/03
Plankton - Preferred
Concept UI M0016953
Scope note Community of tiny aquatic PLANTS and ANIMALS, and photosynthetic BACTERIA, that are either free-floating or suspended in the water, with little or no power of locomotion. They are divided into PHYTOPLANKTON and ZOOPLANKTON.
Preferred term Plankton



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