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First detection of microcystin in Puget Sound, Washington, mussels (Mytilus trossulus)
- Preece, E. P., Moore, Barry C., Hardy, F. Joan, Deobald, Lee A.
- Lake and reservoir management 2015 v.31 no.1 pp. 50-54
- Mytilus trossulus, freshwater, lakes, liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, microcystins, mussels, Washington
- Presence of the cyanobacterial hepatotoxin microcystin was detected by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry in mussels (Mytilus trossulus) from Puget Sound, Washington. Microcystin was found in all but one mussel exposed to inflows from a lake, with maximum concentrations of 52.4 ppb. This is the first known report of marine bivalves in Puget Sound, Washington, accumulating microcystin from freshwater sources.