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Descriptor English: Diatoms
Descriptor Spanish: Diatomeas
Descriptor Portuguese: Diatomáceas
Descriptor French: Diatomées
Entry term(s): Bacillariophyta
Bacillariophytas
Diatom
Tree number(s): B01.750.200
SP4.016.157.713.229
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017377
Scope note: The common name for the phylum of microscopic unicellular STRAMENOPILES. Most are aquatic, being found in fresh, brackish, and salt water. Diatoms are noted for the symmetry and sculpturing of their siliceous cell walls. They account for 40% of PHYTOPLANKTON, but not all diatoms are planktonic.
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: Algae (1966-1992)
Public MeSH Note: 93
History Note: 93
Related: Phytoplankton MeSH
DeCS ID: 30752
Unique ID: D017377
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Date Established: 1993/01/01
Date of Entry: 1992/05/14
Revision Date: 2018/06/30
Diatoms - Preferred
Concept UI M0026391
Scope note The common name for the phylum of microscopic unicellular STRAMENOPILES. Most are aquatic, being found in fresh, brackish, and salt water. Diatoms are noted for the symmetry and sculpturing of their siliceous cell walls. They account for 40% of PHYTOPLANKTON, but not all diatoms are planktonic.
Preferred term Diatoms
Entry term(s) Bacillariophyta
Bacillariophytas
Diatom



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