Accession Number:

ADB145480

Title:

Dinoflagellate Toxins Responsible for Ciguatera Food Poisoning

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 Dec 1988-30 Nov 1989

Corporate Author:

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV AT CARBONDALE DEPT OF PHYSIOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-12-20

Pagination or Media Count:

72.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Toxicology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE