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Descriptor in English: Plants
Descriptor in Spanish: Plantas
Descriptor in Portuguese: Plantas
Descriptor in French: Plantes
Entry term(s): Plant
Tree number(s): B01.650
Scope note: Multicellular, eukaryotic life forms of kingdom Plantae (sensu lato), comprising the VIRIDIPLANTAE; RHODOPHYTA; and GLAUCOPHYTA; all of which acquired chloroplasts by direct endosymbiosis of CYANOBACTERIA. They are characterized by a mainly photosynthetic mode of nutrition; essentially unlimited growth at localized regions of cell divisions (MERISTEMS); cellulose within cells providing rigidity; the absence of organs of locomotion; absence of nervous and sensory systems; and an alternation of haploid and diploid generations.
Annotation: general only: prefer specific groups or specific plants; / anat: consider also PLANT COMPONENTS; / embryol: consider also SEEDS; plants used in therapy = PHYTOTHERAPY
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
AH anatomy & histology
CH chemistry
CL classification
DE drug effects
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PO poisoning
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TO toxicity
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Online Note: use PLANTS to search PYRETHRUM 1966-85
History Note: PYRETHRUM was heading 1963-85
See also the descriptors: Ethnobotany MeSH
Ethnopharmacology MeSH
Herbicides MeSH
Pharmacognosy MeSH
Phytotherapy MeSH
Plant Proteins MeSH
Pollen MeSH
Seeds MeSH
DeCS UI: 11376
Descriptor UI: D010944
Date Established: 1960/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/06/29
Plants - Preferred
Concept UI M0016967
Scope note Multicellular, eukaryotic life forms of kingdom Plantae (sensu lato), comprising the VIRIDIPLANTAE; RHODOPHYTA; and GLAUCOPHYTA; all of which acquired chloroplasts by direct endosymbiosis of CYANOBACTERIA. They are characterized by a mainly photosynthetic mode of nutrition; essentially unlimited growth at localized regions of cell divisions (MERISTEMS); cellulose within cells providing rigidity; the absence of organs of locomotion; absence of nervous and sensory systems; and an alternation of haploid and diploid generations.
Preferred term Plants
Entry term(s) Plant



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