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Cyanobacteria MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Cyanobacteria
Tree Number(s)
B03.280
B03.440.475.100
Unique ID
D000458
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000458
Annotation
general or unspecified; prefer specifics; do not confuse entry term CYANOPHYCEAE with CYANOPHORA
Scope Note
A phylum of oxygenic photosynthetic bacteria comprised of unicellular to multicellular bacteria possessing CHLOROPHYLL a and carrying out oxygenic PHOTOSYNTHESIS. Cyanobacteria are the only known organisms capable of fixing both CARBON DIOXIDE (in the presence of light) and NITROGEN. Cell morphology can include nitrogen-fixing heterocysts and/or resting cells called akinetes. Formerly called blue-green algae, cyanobacteria were traditionally treated as ALGAE.
Entry Version
CYANOBACT
Entry Term(s)
Algae, Blue Green
Algae, Blue-Green
Bacteria, Blue Green
Bacteria, Blue-Green
Blue Green Algae
Blue Green Bacteria
Blue-Green Algae
Blue-Green Bacteria
Cyanophyceae
Registry Number
txid1117
NLM Classification #
QW 131
Previous Indexing
Algae (1966-1969)
See Also
Phytoplankton
Public MeSH Note
92; was ALGAE, BLUE-GREEN 1970-91; CYANOBACTERIA was see ALGAE, BLUE-GREEN 1978-91; CYANOPHYTA was see ALGAE, BLUE-GREEN 1970-91
Online Note
use CYANOBACTERIA to search ALGAE, BLUE-GREEN & CYANOPHYTA 1970-91
History Note
92; was ALGAE, BLUE-GREEN 1970-91; CYANOBACTERIA was see ALGAE, BLUE-GREEN 1978-91; CYANOPHYTA was see ALGAE, BLUE-GREEN 1970-91
Date Established
1970/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/08/13
Cyanobacteria Preferred
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