Pseudo-nitzschia australis

Pseudo-nitzschia australis

(soo″dō-nich′ē-ă, sū″, o-strāl′ĭs)
A species of marine diatom that produces domoic acid, a neurotoxic amino acid. Shellfish and fish that feed on the diatom are toxic to sea mammals and humans.
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Scientists had considered diatoms benign until a 1987 bloom of Pseudo-nitzschia australis off Canada's Prince Edward Island.
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