Dinoflagellate Toxins Responsible for Ciguatera Food Poisoning
Final rept. 1 Dec 1986-31 Mar 1991
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIV AT CARBONDALE DEPT OF PHYSIOLOGY
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During the four years of contract over 600 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, NMR characterization of suspected toxin was completed and partially analyzed. Crude and semi-purified toxins were delivered.