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Descriptor English: Sulfolobus
Descriptor Spanish: Sulfolobus
Descriptor Portuguese: Sulfolobus
Descriptor French: Sulfolobus
Entry term(s): Sulfolobus islandicus
Sulfolobus metallicus
Sulfolobus tokodaii
Tree number(s): B02.075.725.725.725
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016944
Scope note: A genus of aerobic, chemolithotrophic, coccoid ARCHAEA whose organisms are thermoacidophilic. Its cells are highly irregular in shape, often lobed, but occasionally spherical. It has worldwide distribution with organisms isolated from hot acidic soils and water. Sulfur is used as an energy source.
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
PH physiology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Bacteria (1972-1991)
Public MeSH Note: 92
History Note: 92
DeCS ID: 29802
Unique ID: D016944
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Date Established: 1992/01/01
Date of Entry: 1991/05/30
Revision Date: 2013/07/08
Sulfolobus - Preferred
Concept UI M0025774
Scope note A genus of aerobic, chemolithotrophic, coccoid ARCHAEA whose organisms are thermoacidophilic. Its cells are highly irregular in shape, often lobed, but occasionally spherical. It has worldwide distribution with organisms isolated from hot acidic soils and water. Sulfur is used as an energy source.
Preferred term Sulfolobus
Sulfolobus tokodaii - Narrower
Concept UI M0577107
Preferred term Sulfolobus tokodaii
Sulfolobus metallicus - Narrower
Concept UI M0577106
Preferred term Sulfolobus metallicus
Sulfolobus islandicus - Narrower
Concept UI M0577105
Preferred term Sulfolobus islandicus



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