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Phytoplankton MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Phytoplankton
Tree Number(s)
B05.080.500.600
Unique ID
D010839
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010839
Annotation
coordinate with specific organism; phototrophic bacterioplankton: index PHYTOPLANKTON + BACTERIA or specific
Scope Note
Free-floating minute organisms that are photosynthetic. The term is non-taxonomic and refers to a lifestyle (energy utilization and motility), rather than a particular type of organism. Most, but not all, are unicellular algae. Important groups include DIATOMS; DINOFLAGELLATES; CYANOBACTERIA; CHLOROPHYTA; HAPTOPHYTA; CRYPTOMONADS; and silicoflagellates.
Previous Indexing
Plankton (1966-1970)
See Also
Chlorophyta
Cyanobacteria
Diatoms
Dinoflagellida
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under PLANKTON 1971-90
History Note
91(71); was see under PLANKTON 1971-90
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2013/07/09
Phytoplankton Preferred
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