Toxins and Biologically Active Compounds from Microalgae, Volume 1: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Toxins and Biologically Active Compounds from Microalgae, Volume 1

1st Edition

Edited by Gian Paolo Rossini

CRC Press

542 pages | 4 Color Illus. | 137 B/W Illus.

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Description

This book provides a structured account of the existing knowledge of toxic algae, the chemistry of the toxins they produce, the effects these substances exert in humans and wildlife, as well as the strategies envisaged to protect public health and the environment. It covers recent advances in the understanding of the biology of toxin producers and the factors involved in the appearance and dynamics of harmful algae blooms, the factors affecting toxin production, the synthesis of toxins both in natural producers and by chemical means in a lab, and the toxin groups posing continuing and novel hazards to living systems.

Table of Contents

Toxic microalgae and cyanobacteria

Harmful algae and their toxins: progress, paradoxes and paradigm shifts

Micro-algal and cyanobacterial producers of biotoxins

Detection and identification of toxic microalgae by the use of innovative molecular methodologies

Factors affecting algal toxicity

Microalgal toxins: chemistry and detection

Chemistry and detection of okadaic acid/dinophysistoxins, pectenotoxins and yessotoxins

Chemistry of brevetoxins

The chemistry of ciguatoxins: from the first records to current challenges of monitoring programs

Palytoxins: chemistry and detection

Chemistry and detection of domoic acid and isomers

Current knowledge of paralytic shellfish toxin biosynthesis, molecular detection and evolution

Current understanding and hypotheses on the biosynthesis of microalgal polyether toxins

Total synthesis of marine polycyclic ether natural products

Instrumental methods for determination of marine microalgal toxins

Biological assays for toxin detection: characteristics, potential and critical issues

Marine toxin detection methods in regulation–from validation to implementation

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
SCI039000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TEC012000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Food Science