Accession Number:

ADA180183

Title:

Freshwater Cyanobacteria (Blue-Green Algae) Toxins: Isolation and Characterization

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 15 Aug 1984-15 Aug 1985

Corporate Author:

WRIGHT STATE UNIV DAYTON OH DEPT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

108.0

Abstract:

Biotoxins of freshwater blue-green algae cyanobacteria are currently classed as being either hepatotoxic peptides or neurotoxic alkaloids. This study is concerned with the examination of toxins from the species Anabaena flos-aquae, Aphanizomenon flos-aquae, Microcystis aeruginosa and Oscillatoria agardhii. Areas of investigation include 1 Culture methods for toxic freshwater cyanobacteria, 2 Extraction and purification of toxins, 3 Chemical analysis of isolated toxins, 4 Toxicology and pharmacological effect, 5 Continued field studies of toxin bloom occurrence, isolation and culture and testing of new toxic strains.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Toxicology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE