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Descriptor English: Lichens
Descriptor Spanish: Líquenes
Descriptor Portuguese: Líquens
Descriptor French: Lichens
Entry term(s): Lichen
Tree number(s): B01.300.340
B05.350
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008011
Scope note: Any of a group of plants formed by a symbiotic combination of a fungus with an algae or CYANOBACTERIA, and sometimes both. The fungal component makes up the bulk of the lichen and forms the basis for its name.
Annotation: plant, not skin disease
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
DeCS ID: 8187
Unique ID: D008011
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2010/06/25
Lichens - Preferred
Concept UI M0012482
Scope note Any of a group of plants formed by a symbiotic combination of a fungus with an algae or CYANOBACTERIA, and sometimes both. The fungal component makes up the bulk of the lichen and forms the basis for its name.
Preferred term Lichens
Entry term(s) Lichen



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