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):

Report Date:

1991-01-21

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Toxicology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE