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Descriptor English: Chironomidae
Descriptor Spanish: Chironomidae
Descriptor Portuguese: Chironomidae
Descriptor French: Chironomidae
Entry term(s): Chironomus
Midge, Nonbiting
Midges, Nonbiting
Nonbiting Midge
Nonbiting Midges
Tree number(s): B01.050.500.131.617.720.500.500.750.712.500.750
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002683
Scope note: A family of nonbiting midges, in the order DIPTERA. Salivary glands of the genus Chironomus are used in studies of cellular genetics and biochemistry.
Annotation: for killing Chironomidae with insecticides, see note at INSECTICIDES; gall midges: index NEMATOCERA
Allowable Qualifiers: AH anatomy & histology
CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Diptera (1975-1980)
Public MeSH Note: 91; see DIPTERA 1981-90
History Note: 91(81)
DeCS ID: 2729
Unique ID: D002683
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1980/05/19
Revision Date: 2017/07/11
Chironomidae - Preferred
Concept UI M0004095
Scope note A family of nonbiting midges, in the order DIPTERA. Salivary glands of the genus Chironomus are used in studies of cellular genetics and biochemistry.
Preferred term Chironomidae
Entry term(s) Midge, Nonbiting
Midges, Nonbiting
Nonbiting Midge
Nonbiting Midges
Chironomus - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0004096
Preferred term Chironomus



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