dinoflagellates


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dinoflagellates

minute aquatic protozoa; they produce red pigment and toxins which are taken up by shellfish without apparent ill effect, but the toxin is not metabolized and the shellfish may poison animals if eaten.
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to the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium fundyense: histopathology, immune responses, and recovery.
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Ciguatera toxin is produced by benthic dinoflagellate plankton in the genus Gambierdiscus, which live on dead coral surfaces and bottom-dwelling algae.
dinoflagellates have been found in Pacific Coast waters for many years, illnesses consistent with DSP have not been reported.
A gradual succession of phytoplankton such as dinoflagellates, diatoms, and golden algae occurred during refreshening of the Black Sea with the onset of the cool and wet Subatlantic climate around 2500 years ago.
The diatoms, which appear to thrive in the windier conditions, have increased in the last five years, while dinoflagellates have "almost disappeared", Prof Hays said.
2007) points out that high concentration of dinoflagellates can produce toxic substances which may cause harm to the cultivated animals or even to humans.
The same fish-killing dinoflagellate has turned up in waterways across the country, including the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, site of Purdue's largest-in-the-U.
In every sample, there are tens of thousands of protists, including amoebae, ciliates, foraminiferans, flagellates, and dinoflagellates.
Such temperatures in the high Arctic are supported by biogeographical data, such as the abundant occurrence of subtropical dinoflagellates (Sluijs et al.
She liked the idea of small dinoflagellates inhabiting mollusks and rendering them unfit for human consumption.