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- Nishimura, Tomohiro; Hariganeya, Naohito; Tawong, Wittaya; Sakanari, Hiroshi; Yamaguchi, Haruo; Adachi, Masao
- Harmful algae 2016 v.52 pp. 11-22
- Gambierdiscus; algae; ciguatera; coasts; cultured cells; detection limit; epiphytes; fish consumption; genes; human health; mice; monitoring; nucleotide sequences; phylotype; plasmids; quantitative polymerase chain reaction; ribosomal DNA; temperate zones; toxicity; toxins; Japan
- ... In Japan, ciguatera fish poisoning (CFP) has been increasingly reported not only in subtropical areas but also in temperate areas in recent years, causing a serious threat to human health. Ciguatera fish poisoning is caused by the consumption of fish that have accumulated toxins produced by an epiphytic/benthic dinoflagellate, genus Gambierdiscus. Previous studies revealed the existence of five Ga ...
- Savela, Henna; Harju, Kirsi; Spoof, Lisa; Lindehoff, Elin; Meriluoto, Jussi; Vehniäinen, Markus; Kremp, Anke
- Harmful algae 2016 v.52 pp. 1-10
- Alexandrium; Gymnodinium; algae; biosynthesis; correlation; genes; monitoring; poisoning; prediction; quantitative polymerase chain reaction; shellfish; toxicity; toxins; Baltic Sea; Finland
- ... Many marine dinoflagellates, including several species of the genus Alexandrium, Gymnodinium catenatum, and Pyrodinium bahamense are known for their capability to produce paralytic shellfish toxins (PST), which can cause severe, most often food-related poisoning. The recent discovery of the first PST biosynthesis genes has laid the foundation for the development of molecular detection methods for ...