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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Stimulable and spontaneous bioluminescence in marine dinoflagellates, Pyrodinium bahamense, Gonyaulax polyedra, and Pyrocystis lunula.
It is clear that further studies with broader sampling of different geographic strains are required to understand the biogeography and population differentiation in these epiphytic dinoflagellates.
Nobody could have written the script for my own interactions with Bob over the next ten years--a barefoot-immigrant (Charlie Yentch's words) paleontologist from England, not only learning how to culture "living-fossil dinoflagellate cysts" from Bob, but also learning to Morris dance from him outside office hours.
Influence of a bacteriophage on the population dynamics of toxic dinoflagellates by lysis of algicidal bacteria.
Owen KC, Norris DR (1984) Cysts and Life Cycle Considerations of the Thecate Dinoflagellate Fragilidium, Balech ex Loeblich.
I reckon a bowl of crab and dumpling rivals the luminous dinoflagellates for the ultimate definition of bliss and it can, of course, be enjoyed by the least amphibious too.
However, there are reports [1] indicating that there are other marine dinoflagellates that contribute to the occurrence of paralytic shellfish toxins.
Tropical epiphytic/epibenthic dinoflagellates are abundant in shallow marine habitats throughout the world.
Potentially toxic Dinoflagellates associated to drift in San Andres Island, International Biosphere Reservation--Seaflower
Ciguatera toxin is a lipid-soluble, heat-stable marine toxin (2) made by dinoflagellates such as Gambierdiscus toxicus in tropical and subtropical waters.
A prolonged and heavy swell had swept away microscopic plankton known as dinoflagellates that are found in heavy concentrations in the lagoon and emit light through a chemical reaction when disturbed, said Carmen Guerrero, secretary of the Natural Resources Department.