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Descriptor English: Ciliophora
Descriptor Spanish: Cilióforos
Descriptor Portuguese: Cilióforos
Descriptor French: Ciliophora
Entry term(s): Ciliata
Ciliatas
Ciliophoras
Tree number(s): B01.043.185
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016798
Scope note: A phylum of EUKARYOTES characterized by the presence of cilia at some time during the life cycle. It comprises three classes: KINETOFRAGMINOPHOREA; OLIGOHYMENOPHOREA; and POLYMENOPHOREA.
Annotation: general; prefer specifics; infection = CILIOPHORA INFECTIONS; coordinate with specific protozoan terms (ANTIGENS, PROTOZOAN, etc) if pertinent
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
Previous Indexing: Protozoa (1975-1991)
Public MeSH Note: 92; CILIATA was heading 1963-91
Online Note: use CILIOPHORA to search CILIATA 1966-91
History Note: 92; CILIATA was heading 1963-91
DeCS ID: 30187
Unique ID: D016798
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1992/01/01
Date of Entry: 1991/05/02
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Ciliophora - Preferred
Concept UI M0025591
Scope note A phylum of EUKARYOTES characterized by the presence of cilia at some time during the life cycle. It comprises three classes: KINETOFRAGMINOPHOREA; OLIGOHYMENOPHOREA; and POLYMENOPHOREA.
Preferred term Ciliophora
Entry term(s) Ciliophoras
Ciliata - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0025590
Preferred term Ciliata
Entry term(s) Ciliatas



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