Gambierdiscus toxicus

Gambierdiscus toxicus

(gam?be-er-dis'kus tok'si-kus) [NL.]
A species of dinoflagellate that produces ciguatoxin, a neurotoxin that is the cause of ciguatera poisoning acquired from fish.
See: ciguatera poisoning

Gambierdiscus toxicus

marine dinoflagellate; the main source of toxins responsible for ciguatera.
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The main causative organism of ciguatera is the unicellular dino-flagellate Gambierdiscus toxicus (Adachi and Fukuyo 1979) that lives upon common, larger reef-colonizing species of red, green, and brown algae (Lehane et al.
Origins of ciguatera fish poisoning: a new dianoflagellate, Gambierdiscus toxicus Adachi and Fukuyo, definitely involved as a causal agent.
Ciguatera fish poisoning is caused by Gambierdiscus toxicus, the most common marine toxin on our planet.
These toxins are transmitted by dinoflagellates of the species Gambierdiscus toxicus, which lives adhered to damaged coral reefs in tropical seas (2).
10:00 Purification of Maitotoxins Produced by the Dinoflagellate, Gambierdiscus toxicus.