Toxic Microcystis

1st Edition

Mariyo F. Watanabe, Ken-ichi Harada, Wayne W. Carmichael, Hirota Fujiki

CRC Press
Published November 21, 1995
Reference - 272 Pages
ISBN 9780849376931 - CAT# 7693

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Summary

This book discusses toxic Microcystis and the toxins from various viewpoints such as classification, cultivation, occurrences in lakes, and relations to zooplankton. The text presents new information on the chemistry, analytical chemistry, toxicology, molecular modeling, and liver tumor promotion of the toxins. Microcystis species are described in relation to morphological features, allozyme genotype, and toxin content. Seasonal changes of Microcystis population are described with special references to toxic species and composition of the toxins. Chemical characteristics of microcystins are reviewed and the process for identification of microcystins is described.

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