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Pfiesteria piscicida MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Pfiesteria piscicida
Tree Number(s)
B01.043.214.600
Unique ID
D020045
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020045
Annotation
infection: coordinate with PROTOZOAN INFECTIONS; coordinate with specific protozoan terms (ANTIGENS, PROTOZOAN, etc.) if pertinent
Scope Note
A dinoflagellate with a life cycle that includes numerous flagellated, amoeboid, and encysted stages. Both the flagellated and amoeboid forms produce toxins which cause open wounds on fish. Pfiesteria piscicida feeds on tissue sloughed from these wounds, as well as on bacteria and algae. It is found in Atlantic estuaries of the United States.
Registry Number
txid71001
Previous Indexing
Dinoflagellida (1998)
Public MeSH Note
99
History Note
99
Date Established
1999/01/01
Date of Entry
1998/06/10
Revision Date
2020/08/13
Pfiesteria piscicida Preferred
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