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Descriptor in English: Apicomplexa
Descriptor in Spanish: Apicomplexa
Descriptor in Portuguese: Apicomplexa
Descriptor in French: Apicomplexa
Entry term(s): Apicomplexas
Sporozoa
Sporozoas
Sporozoea
Sporozoeas
Tree number(s): B01.043.075
Scope note: A phylum of unicellular parasitic EUKARYOTES characterized by the presence of complex apical organelles generally consisting of a conoid that aids in penetrating host cells, rhoptries that possibly secrete a proteolytic enzyme, and subpellicular microtubules that may be related to motility.
Annotation: general; prefer specifics; infection: coordinate IM with PROTOZOAN INFECTIONS (IM); 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
History Note: 1992
DeCS UI: 30253
Descriptor UI: D016782
Date Established: 1992/01/01
Date of Entry: 1991/05/02
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Apicomplexa - Preferred
Concept UI M0025574
Scope note A phylum of unicellular parasitic EUKARYOTES characterized by the presence of complex apical organelles generally consisting of a conoid that aids in penetrating host cells, rhoptries that possibly secrete a proteolytic enzyme, and subpellicular microtubules that may be related to motility.
Preferred term Apicomplexa
Entry term(s) Apicomplexas
Sporozoea - Narrower
Concept UI M0020386
Preferred term Sporozoea
Entry term(s) Sporozoa
Sporozoas
Sporozoeas



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