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Descriptor English: Cyanobacteria
Descriptor Spanish: Cianobacterias
Descriptor Cyanobacteria
Entry term(s) Cyanophyceae
Cyanophyta
algas azules
algas verde-azuladas
bacterias verde-azuladas
cianobacterias
Scope note: Filo de bacterias capaces de realizar la fotosíntesis oxigénica. Comprende bacterias unicelulares o multicelulares que poseen CLOROFILA y realizan la FOTOSÍNTESIS oxigénica. Las cianobacterias son los únicos organismos conocidos capaces de fijar tanto el DIÓXIDO DE CARBONO (en presencia de luz) como el NITRÓGENO. La morfología celular puede incluir heterocistos fijadores de nitrógeno y células en reposo denominadas acinetos. Previamente denominadas algas verde-azuladas, las cianobacterias se consideraron tradicionalmente como ALGAS.
Descriptor Portuguese: Cianobactérias
Descriptor French: Cyanobactéries
Entry term(s): Algae, Blue Green
Algae, Blue-Green
Bacteria, Blue Green
Bacteria, Blue-Green
Blue Green Algae
Blue Green Bacteria
Blue-Green Algae
Blue-Green Bacteria
Cyanophyceae
Tree number(s): B03.280
B03.440.475.100
SP4.606.837.124.090
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000458
Scope note: A phylum of oxygenic photosynthetic bacteria comprised of unicellular to multicellular bacteria possessing CHLOROPHYLL a and carrying out oxygenic PHOTOSYNTHESIS. Cyanobacteria are the only known organisms capable of fixing both CARBON DIOXIDE (in the presence of light) and NITROGEN. Cell morphology can include nitrogen-fixing heterocysts and/or resting cells called akinetes. Formerly called blue-green algae, cyanobacteria were traditionally treated as ALGAE.
Annotation: general or unspecified; prefer specifics; do not confuse entry term CYANOPHYCEAE with CYANOPHORA
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: Algae (1966-1969)
Public MeSH Note: 92; was ALGAE, BLUE-GREEN 1970-91; CYANOBACTERIA was see ALGAE, BLUE-GREEN 1978-91; CYANOPHYTA was see ALGAE, BLUE-GREEN 1970-91
Online Note: use CYANOBACTERIA to search ALGAE, BLUE-GREEN & CYANOPHYTA 1970-91
History Note: 92; was ALGAE, BLUE-GREEN 1970-91; CYANOBACTERIA was see ALGAE, BLUE-GREEN 1978-91; CYANOPHYTA was see ALGAE, BLUE-GREEN 1970-91
Entry Version: CYANOBACT
Related: Phytoplankton MeSH
DeCS ID: 30297
Unique ID: D000458
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1970/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Cyanobacteria - Preferred
Concept UI M0000697
Scope note A phylum of oxygenic photosynthetic bacteria comprised of unicellular to multicellular bacteria possessing CHLOROPHYLL a and carrying out oxygenic PHOTOSYNTHESIS. Cyanobacteria are the only known organisms capable of fixing both CARBON DIOXIDE (in the presence of light) and NITROGEN. Cell morphology can include nitrogen-fixing heterocysts and/or resting cells called akinetes. Formerly called blue-green algae, cyanobacteria were traditionally treated as ALGAE.
Preferred term Cyanobacteria
Entry term(s) Algae, Blue Green
Algae, Blue-Green
Bacteria, Blue Green
Bacteria, Blue-Green
Blue Green Algae
Blue Green Bacteria
Blue-Green Algae
Blue-Green Bacteria
Cyanophyceae



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