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Descriptor in English: Eukaryota
Descriptor in Spanish: Eucariontes
Descriptor in Portuguese: Eucariotos
Descriptor in French: Eucaryotes
Entry term(s): Eucarya
Eukarya
Eukaryotas
Eukaryote
Eukaryotes
Tree number(s): B01
Scope note: One of the three domains of life (the others being BACTERIA and ARCHAEA), also called Eukarya. These are organisms whose cells are enclosed in membranes and possess a nucleus. They comprise almost all multicellular and many unicellular organisms, and are traditionally divided into groups (sometimes called kingdoms) including ANIMALS; PLANTS; FUNGI; and various algae and other taxa that were previously part of the old kingdom Protista.
Annotation: do not confuse with EUKARYOTIC CELLS; specific algae and protozoa are located under various groups treed under Eukaryota
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
History Note: 2010
DeCS UI: 53436
Descriptor UI: D056890
Date Established: 2010/01/01
Date of Entry: 2009/07/06
Revision Date: 2010/06/25
Eukaryota - Preferred
Concept UI M0533154
Scope note One of the three domains of life (the others being BACTERIA and ARCHAEA), also called Eukarya. These are organisms whose cells are enclosed in membranes and possess a nucleus. They comprise almost all multicellular and many unicellular organisms, and are traditionally divided into groups (sometimes called kingdoms) including ANIMALS; PLANTS; FUNGI; and various algae and other taxa that were previously part of the old kingdom Protista.
Preferred term Eukaryota
Entry term(s) Eucarya
Eukarya
Eukaryotas
Eukaryote
Eukaryotes



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