Sangolkar, L N and Maske, S S and Chakrabarti, T (2006) Methods for determining microcystins (peptide hepatotoxins) and microcystin-producing cyanobacteria. Water Research, 40. 3485 -3496.

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Episodes of cyanobacterial toxic blooms and fatalities to animals and humans due to cyanobacterial toxins (CBT) are known worldwide. The hepatotoxins and neurotoxins (cyanotoxins) produced by bloom-forming cyanobacteria have been the cause of human and animal health hazards and even death. Prevailing concentration of cell bound endotoxin, exotoxin and the toxin variants depend on developmental stages of the bloom and the cyanobacterial (CB) species involved. Toxic and non-toxic strains do not show any predictable morphological difference. The current instrumental, immunological and molecular methods applied for determining microcystins (peptide hepatotoxins) and microcystin-producing cyanobacteria are reviewed.

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Subjects: Microbiology
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Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2011 09:51
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