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- Thees, Alison; Atari, Ealla; Birbeck, Johnna; Westrick, Judy A.; Huntley, Jason F.
- Journal of Great Lakes research 2019 v.45 no.1 pp. 138-149
- public water supply, etc ; Microcystis; Planktothrix; algal blooms; animal pathogens; bacteria; biofilm; drinking water; genotyping; glass; human health; lakes; microcystin-LR; summer; Lake Erie; Ohio; Show all 16 Subjects
- ... Microcystin-LR (MC-LR) is a cyclic hepatotoxin produced by cyanobacteria, including Microcystis sp. and Planktothrix sp. Harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Lake Erie have become a major human health concern in recent years, highlighted by the August 2014 City of Toledo, Ohio, municipal water “do not drink” order that affected nearly 500,000 residents for 3 days. Given that microcystin degrading bacter ...