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1st Edition

Toxic Microcystis

ISBN 9780849376931
Published November 21, 1995 by CRC Press
272 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Toxic Microcystis and the Environment, W.W. Carmichael
Isolation, Cultivation, and Classification of Bloom-Forming Microcystis in Japan, M. Watanabe
Production of Microcystins, M.F. Watanabe
Toxic Mycrocystis in Eutrophic Lakes, H.-D. Park and M.F. Watanabe
Toxic Cyanobacteria and the Zooplankton Community, T. Hanazato
Chemistry and Detection of Microcystins, K.-i. Harada
NMR Characterization of Microcystins, T. Kusumi
Toxicology of Microcystins, K. Kaya
Carcinogenesis of Microcystins, H. Fujiki, E. Sueoka, and M. Suganuma
Molecular Modeling of Microcystins, R.J. Quinn, C. Taylor, K.J. Embrey, and S.-A. Poulsen

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