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Toxins and Biologically Active Compounds from Microalgae, Volume 1: Origin, Chemistry and Detection

  • 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

Series: Toxins and Biologically Active Compounds from Microalgae Volume: 1

By: Gian Paolo Rossini(Editor)

500 pages, 6 colour & 134 b/w illustrations

Apple Academic Press

Hardback | Apr 2014 | #210434 | ISBN-13: 9781482210682
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NHBS Price: £98.99 $126/€111 approx

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Toxins and Biologically Active Compounds from Microalgae, Volume 1: Origin, Chemistry and Detection 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.


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

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