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Study Supports EPA to Control Both Nitrogen and Ph...

One of the most common bloom-forming cyanobacteria (blue green algae) in freshwater ecosystems is Microcystis, which produces the liver toxin microcystin. Like many cyanobacteria, blooms of Microcystisareassociated with higher temperatures ...
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NCCOS Works to Track and Eliminate Freshwater Alga...

A new study has documented the fate of microcystins - the most common of the freshwater blue-green algae toxins - and the challenges for monitoring them.The study is part of ...
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Algal Toxins Pose Health Risk to Dogs

Harmful algal bloom (HAB) toxins, including microcystins, pose health threats and even death fordogs and other pets exposed to the contaminated water, explains a new educational brochure from the New ...
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Bacteria Isolate Degrades Harmful Algal Toxins in ...

Cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms ('cyanoHABs') occur worldwide - causing detrimental effects to ecosystems and local economies - and can produce toxins that pose threats to human health and limit potable ...
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NCCOS Continues to Help Pennsylvania Respond to La...

Following the first reported cyanohab bloom in Presque Isle State Park in July 2013, the NCCOS Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Rapid Response Team supported the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection ...
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NCCOS Sponsors Harmful Algal Bloom Workshops for U...

New York's borders encompass fresh, estuarine, and salt waters, each plagued by harmful algal bloom (HAB) outbreaks that pose risks to human health and the economic vitality of coastal communities ...
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New Research Shows Both Blooms and Toxicity of Har...

A cyanobacterial bloom in a freshwater lake. Credit C. Gobler, SUNY Stony Brook In freshwaters around the world blooms of cyanobacteria (commonly known as blue-green algae) are considered a serious ...
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The Fate of Microcystins in the Environment and Challenges for Monitoring

Microcystins are secondary metabolites produced by cyanobacteria that act as hepatotoxins in higher organisms. These toxins can be altered through abiotic processes, such as photodegradation and adsorption, as well as through biological processes via metabolism and bacterial degradation. Some species ...
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Two new karlotoxins found in Karlodinium veneficum (strain GM2) from the East China Sea

The dinoflagellate Karlodinium veneficum is a harmful algal bloom species with a worldwide distribution. This small athecate dinoflagellate makes a family of polyketide toxins that are hemolytic, cytotoxic and ichthyotoxic. The first chemical structure for karlotoxins from East China Sea ...
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