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Porifera MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Porifera
Tree Number(s)
B01.050.500.802
Unique ID
D011161
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011161
Scope Note
The phylum of sponges which are sessile, suspension-feeding, multicellular animals that utilize flagellated cells called choanocytes to circulate water. Most are hermaphroditic. They are probably an early evolutionary side branch that gave rise to no other group of animals. Except for about 150 freshwater species, sponges are marine animals. They are a source of ALKALOIDS; STEROLS; and other complex molecules useful in medicine and biological research.
Entry Term(s)
Demospongiae
Sponge (Zoology)
Sponges
Sponges (Zoology)
Registry Number
txid6040
Related Numbers
txid6042
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2020/08/13
Porifera Preferred
Demospongiae Narrower
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