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Title (Primary) Cyanobacterial neurotoxins
Title (Secondary) Cyanotoxins - occurrence, causes, consequences
Author Lindenschmidt, K.E.; Chorus, I.; Bunke-Vogt, C.; Jaime, E.;
Publisher Chorus, I.;
Year 2001
Department ASAM; HYMOD; PB FuS;
Language englisch;
Keywords Cyanobacterial Bloom; Paralytic Shellfish Poison; Toxic Cyanobacterium; Microcystin Concentration; Cyanobacterial Toxin
Abstract How likely is a given cyanobacterial bloom to be toxic? This question was addressed in a number of countries already in the 1980s, even before the structures of many cyanotoxins were known. Thus, early surveys were conducted using the mouse bioassay, and results generally showed toxicity in more than half of the cyanobacterial samples tested (e.g. Leeuwangh et al. (1983) in The Netherlands, Törökné-Kozma and Gabor (1988) in Hungary, and the NRA Report (1990) in England). In the wake of the development of chemical methods of cyanotoxin identification and quantification, these have been employed in a number of countries for more extensive surveys of cyanotoxin occurrence in relation to dominant cyanobacterial taxa. In some cases they were combined with bioassays for toxicity. Further, limnological aspects are increasingly being included in study designs and data interpretation.
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Persistent UFZ Identifier http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=6562
Lindenschmidt, K.E., Chorus, I., Bunke-Vogt, C., Jaime, E. (2001):
Cyanobacterial neurotoxins
In: Chorus, I. (ed.)
Cyanotoxins - occurrence, causes, consequences
Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, p. 37 - 45