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Wigglesworthia MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Wigglesworthia
Tree Number(s)
B03.440.450.425.887
B03.660.250.150.880
Unique ID
D044106
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D044106
Scope Note
A genus of gram-negative, rod-shaped bacteria in the family ENTEROBACTERIACEAE. They exist only as primary endosymbionts of five species of TSETSE FLIES, found in specialized organelles called mycetomes. The bacteria supply crucial B vitamins (VITAMIN B COMPLEX) which the flies require for fertility.
Entry Term(s)
Wigglesworthia glossinidia
Registry Number
txid51228
Related Numbers
txid51229
Previous Indexing
Enterobacteriaceae (1995-2003)
Public MeSH Note
2004
History Note
2004
Date Established
2004/01/01
Date of Entry
2003/07/09
Revision Date
2020/08/13
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