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Descriptor in English: Ctenophora
Descriptor in Spanish: Ctenóforos
Descriptor in Portuguese: Ctenóforos
Descriptor in French: Ctenophora
Entry term(s): Beroe
Beroes
Comb Jellies
Comb Jelly
Ctenophoras
Ctenophore
Ctenophores
Jellies, Comb
Jelly, Comb
Mnemiopses
Mnemiopsis
Sea Walnut
Sea Walnuts
Walnut, Sea
Walnuts, Sea
Tree number(s): B01.050.500.325
Scope note: Phylum of marine colenterates characterized by eight comb rows of fused cilia on the body surface. In contrast to CNIDARIA they lack stinging cells, but they are voracious predators and possess sticky cells (colloblasts) for capturing prey. Most species are transparent and many exhibit bioluminescence.
Allowable Qualifiers: AH anatomy & histology
CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
History Note: 2003
DeCS UI: 36563
Descriptor UI: D037302
Date Established: 2003/01/01
Date of Entry: 2002/07/02
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Ctenophora - Preferred
Concept UI M0412330
Scope note Phylum of marine colenterates characterized by eight comb rows of fused cilia on the body surface. In contrast to CNIDARIA they lack stinging cells, but they are voracious predators and possess sticky cells (colloblasts) for capturing prey. Most species are transparent and many exhibit bioluminescence.
Preferred term Ctenophora
Entry term(s) Comb Jellies
Comb Jelly
Ctenophoras
Ctenophore
Ctenophores
Jellies, Comb
Jelly, Comb
Sea Walnut
Sea Walnuts
Walnut, Sea
Walnuts, Sea
Mnemiopsis - Narrower
Concept UI M0412332
Scope note Genus of ctenophore in the family Bolinopsidae.
Preferred term Mnemiopsis
Entry term(s) Mnemiopses
Beroe - Narrower
Concept UI M0412331
Scope note Genus of ctenophore in the family Beroidae.
Preferred term Beroe
Entry term(s) Beroes



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