Dinoflagellate Toxins Responsible for Ciguatera Food Poisoning
Annual rept. 1 Dec 1988-30 Nov 1989
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV AT CARBONDALE DEPT OF PHYSIOLOGY
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During the third contract year over 300 grams dry weight of the dinoflagellate Gambierdiscus toxicus was grown in large scale culture. Chemosystematic studies resulted in information which allowed improvements in both culturing and toxin production. Gram levels of cells and toxic extracts were processed in an effort to improve toxin production by G. toxicus. Crude and semi-purified toxins were delivered. Keywords Ciguatera syndrome, Toxins, Inhibitor, RA I, Dinoflagellates, Mass culture, Purification, Food poisoning, Fish, Toxicology.