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Toxins and Biologically Active Compounds from Microalgae, Volume 2: Biological Effects and Risk Management

  • Presents 360° coverage—from algal producers to contaminated seafood
  • Covers factors contributing to harmful algal blooms and tools for predicting when and where blooms will occur
  • Integrates fundamental knowledge on toxicity of microalgal products with key information regarding risk management in a global dimension, with primary attention to toxin classes emerging as novel threats to human and environmental health
  • Presents key topics of risk management from a global perspective, highlighting the complex network of elements and their interactions with reference to both ecological systems and regional issues

Series: Toxins and Biologically Active Compounds from Microalgae Volume: 2

By: Gian Paolo Rossini(Editor)

650 pages, 13 colour & 63 b/w illustrations

Apple Academic Press

Hardback | May 2014 | #210433 | ISBN-13: 9781482231465
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NHBS Price: £98.99 $134/€112 approx

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Toxins and Biologically Active Compounds from Microalgae: Volume 2: Biological Effects and Risk Management is devoted to the effects toxic microalgae and their poisonous products exert on living systems and how they may affect human activities. The most advanced information regarding the molecular mechanisms of action of major groups of toxins is presented, to frame for the description of toxic responses found in living systems exposed to microalgal toxins. Accounts of the recognized environmental effects of harmful algal blooms and the existing therapeutic applications of some toxins have been included.

The picture is completed by the description of current initiatives to manage the risks posed by toxic microalgae, including strategies for the detoxification of contaminated seafood and the efforts to use most advanced informatic tools for the development of models for robust predictions regarding the appearance and the dynamics of harmful algal blooms. The complexity of risk management in the field is presented from a global perspective by highlighting major issues approached in world regions whose economic importance with regard to the production and commercialization of seafood is undeniable.


Molecular Mechanisms and Modes of Action of Microalgal Toxins
The Mechanism of Action Of Microalgal Toxins Interacting with NaV and KV Channels
Pharmacological Actions of Palytoxin
Molecular Mechanisms of Maitotoxin Action
The Mechanisms of Action of Domoic Acid: From Pathology to Physiology
Cyclic Imine Neurotoxins Acting on Muscarinic and Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors
Molecular Bases of Effects of Azaspiracids and Yessotoxins
Proteomic Tools to Elucidate the Molecular Action of Micro‐Algal Toxins

Impact of Toxic Microalgae and Microalgal Toxins on Biological Systems
Domoic Acid: Biological Effects and Health Implications
Toxicity of Okadaic Acid/Dinophysistoxins and Microcystins on Biological Systems
Toxicity of Cyclic Imines
Clinical Applications of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning Toxins
Toxicology of Ciguatoxins
Toxicity of Palytoxins: From Cellular to Organism Level Responses
Effects of Toxic Microalgae on Marine Organisms

Management of Risks Posed by Toxic Microalgae and Microalgal Toxins
Phycotoxins: Seafood Contamination, Detoxification and Processing
Coupled Nature‐Human (CNH) Systems: Generic Aspects of Human Interactions with Blooms of Florida Red Tide (Karenia brevis) and Implications for Policy Responses
Modeling of Harmful Algal Blooms: Advances in the Last Decade
Challenging Times for the Detection of Marine Biotoxins in the EU
Risk Management of Marine Algal Toxins in China
Some Models of Risk Management Posed by Toxic Microalgae and Microalgal Toxins in Africa
International Initiatives to Assess and Manage the Risk of Biotoxins in Bivalve Molluscs

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