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Seaweed MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Seaweed
Tree Number(s)
B05.080.750
Unique ID
D012624
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D012624
Annotation
coordinate with specific alga if pertinent; for use in therapy coordinate IM with PHYTOTHERAPY (IM) + disease/drug ther (IM) + PLANT PREPARATIONS or its indentations/ ther use (IM or NIM) + specific plant chemical /‌ther use (IM) if pertinent; Manual 26.29
Scope Note
Multicellular marine macroalgae including some members of red (RHODOPHYTA), green (CHLOROPHYTA), and brown (PHAEOPHYTA) algae. They are widely distributed in the ocean, occurring from the tide level to considerable depths, free-floating (planktonic) or anchored to the substratum (benthic). They lack a specialized vascular system but take up fluids, nutrients, and gases directly from the water. They contain CHLOROPHYLL and are photosynthetic, but some also contain other light-absorbing pigments. Many are of economic importance as FOOD, fertilizer, AGAR, potash, or source of IODINE.
Entry Term(s)
Macroalgae
See Also
Carrageenan
Chlorophyta
Phaeophyta
Rhodophyta
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2012/07/03
Seaweed Preferred
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