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al·gal

(al'găl),
Resembling or pertaining to algae.

al·gal

(al'găl)
Resembling or pertaining to algae.

algal

pertaining to or caused by algae.

algal infection
is very rare but systemic and udder infections are recorded. See protothecosis.
algal mastitis
the algae Prototheca trispora and P. zopfii cause chronic bovine mastitis.
algal poisoning
toxic Cyanobacteria grow in stagnant water and, in the correct circumstances for massive growth and with certain species of bacteria, the top layer of water can be very poisonous. There are two syndromes: sudden death caused by neurotoxins, and severe liver damage with jaundice and photosensitization caused by hepatotoxins. Called also water bloom. See also algae, anatoxin, cyanobacteria, microcystin.
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A total of 36 culture flasks was inoculated with each algal species at an initial cell concentration of 67,490 cells/ml for DO, 43,120 cells/ml for DB, 45,3800 cells/ml for TO and 27,4070 cells/ml for TB.
Kumar and co-authors [15] reported physio-chemical characterstics of algal oil.
The multi-agency effort will use ocean color satellite data to develop an early warning indicator for toxic and nuisance algal blooms in freshwater systems and an information distribution system to aid expedient public health advisories.
They can increase biomass very quickly and few of algal species can double their biomass in as few as 5 hours while several species are revealing two doublings each day (Huber, 2009).
By studying these signatures, researchers can improve their ability to remotely identify the biochemical properties of an algal bloom and predict when and where they will form.
In Texas, which has battled blue-green algae problems at several of its lakes, Terry Clawson, the spokesman for the state's Commission on Environmental Quality, said surface water data has "not demonstrated levels of algal toxins that show any cause for alarm.
The marine phenomenon, which scientists refer to as "harmful algal bloom", happens when tiny algae or marine plants rapidly multiply that can often deplete oxygen in the water or produce natural toxins.
According to the report, the algal bloom, which is not toxic to humans or animals, can potentially harm the marine life and change the ecology of the environment beneath it as it blocks sunlight from entering the ocean and sucks oxygen from the water suffocating marine life.
The DHA Oxford Learning and Behaviour (DOLAB) trial showed that taking daily algal DHA supplements improved reading performance for the worst readers and helped these children catch up with their peer group," said lead investigator Alex Richardson, Ph.
Algal blooms are more common during the spring and fall when there are higher water temperatures and greater movements of the ocean currents, according to a spokesman for the NSW Office of Water.
We assessed bioequivalence of DHA oils in capsules from two different algal strains versus bioavailability from an algal-DHA-fortified food.