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Descriptor in English: Diatoms
Descriptor in Spanish: Diatomeas
Descriptor in Portuguese: Diatomáceas
Descriptor in French: Diatomées
Entry term(s): Bacillariophyta
Bacillariophytas
Diatom
Tree number(s): B01.750.200
SP4.016.157.713.229
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
History Note: 93
See also the descriptors: Phytoplankton MeSH
DeCS UI: 30752
Descriptor UI: D017377
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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