Accession Number : ADA235311


Title :   Marine Biotoxins: Laboratory Culture and Molecular Structure


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 25 Sep 1987-24 Jun 1990


Corporate Author : HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU


Personal Author(s) : Scheuer, Paul J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a235311.pdf


Report Date : 21 Jan 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 30


Abstract : Laboratory cultures of Gambierdiscus toxicus were established with clones from wild populations in Hawaii and Tahiti French Polynesia. Seasonal variation of G. toxicus in Hawaii was monitored over a 16 month period. Influence of phosphate concentration on G. toxicus yield and toxicity was studied. Ciguatoxin (160 microgram) was isolated from viscera of toxic eels (Gymnothorax javanicus) procured from Tarawa atoll, Republic of Kiribati.


Descriptors :   *CULTURES(BIOLOGY) , TOXICITY , POPULATION , FRANCE , MOLECULAR STRUCTURE , CLONES , LABORATORIES , WILDLIFE , HAWAII , ORGANS(ANATOMY) , ATOLLS , EELS , POLYNESIA


Subject Categories : Toxicology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE