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Toxic Microcystis

1st Edition

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

CRC Press

272 pages

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Hardback: 9780849376931
pub: 1995-11-21
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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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General