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Taxonomy ID: 5878 (for references in articles please use NCBI:txid5878)
current name
Genbank common name: ciliates
NCBI BLAST name: ciliates
Rank: phylum
Genetic code: Translation table 6 (Ciliate Nuclear; Dasycladacean Nuclear; Hexamita Nuclear)
Mitochondrial genetic code: Translation table 4 (Mold Mitochondrial; Protozoan Mitochondrial; Coelenterate Mitochondrial; Mycoplasma; Spiroplasma)
Plastid genetic code: Translation table 11 (Bacterial, Archaeal and Plant Plastid)
Other names:
heterotypic synonym
blast name
Lineage( full )
cellular organisms; Eukaryota; Sar; Alveolata
   Entrez records   
Database name Subtree links Direct links
Nucleotide 1,246,215 -
Protein 649,268 -
Structure 206 -
Genome 71 -
Popset 803 137
Conserved Domains 40 3
GEO Datasets 1,144 -
PubMed Central 17,504 1,259
Gene 80,690 -
SRA Experiments 5,143 -
Protein Clusters 14,280 -
Identical Protein Groups 551,396 -
BioProject 497 2
BioSample 3,735 -
Assembly 161 -
PubChem BioAssay 47 -
Taxonomy 5,409 1

Comments and References:

ciliate classification
The classification for the ciliates generally follows the chapter on the Ciliophora by Lynn DH and Small EB in 'The illustrated guide to the Protozoa' 2nd Ed. Society of Protozoologists 2000, p. 371-656.

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Disclaimer: The NCBI taxonomy database is not an authoritative source for nomenclature or classification - please consult the relevant scientific literature for the most reliable information.

Reference: How to cite this resource - Schoch CL, et al. NCBI Taxonomy: a comprehensive update on curation, resources and tools. Database (Oxford). 2020: baaa062. PubMed: 32761142 PMC: PMC7408187.

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