Microcystis

Microcystis

a genus of the cyanobacteria; produces a peptide toxin, microcystin, which causes acute liver necrosis. Includes M. aeruginosa, M. flosaquae (M. toxica, Anacystis cyanea), M. viridis (Anacystis). Called also Anacystis, Gloeotrichia.
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Among the toxins produced by cyanobacteria, the microcystins have been the most commonly found in blooms around the world, and they are produced by several cyanobacterial genera such as Microcystis, Anabaena, Nodularia, Oscillatoria, Nostoc, Cylindrospermopsis, Aphanizomenon, Planktothrix, Anabaenopsis, Synechocystis, Lyngbya, and others (Siqueira & Oliveira-Filho, 2005; Bortoli & Pinto, 2015).
Nutrient enrichment and selective predation by zooplankton promote Microcystis (Cyanobacteria) bloom formation.
6 Oscillatoria subbrevis Anabaena fertilissima Nostoc carneum Microcystis elegans Sprirulina major Diatoms 113 27.
Furthermore, it was observed that the SNPs biosynthesized by these species had potent cytotoxic activity against Microcystis aeruginosa (13).
CD4 cell levels continue to fall (<200 cells / ML) to levels that can increase the risk of opportunistic infections by bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites such as Microcystis Carinii, cytomegalovirus and enteropathic parasites, which could be threatening life diseases [8].
Toxic Microcystis blooms have become a regular summertime event on Lake Erie; this 2011 bloom was particularly bad.
Isolation, identification and characterization of phytoplankton-lytic bacterium CH-22 against Microcystis aeruginosa.
In the summer of 2014, news spread like wildfire through the city of Toledo, Ohio that quality tests indicated that large amounts of an algae known as microcystis were found in the water of Lake Erie (Henry, 2014a).
2006) reported that the toxicity of Microcystis aeruginosa incremented to 90% when the cyanophyte was stressed as the salinity increased.
16) Ultrasonography helped in classifying the lesion (macrocystic, microcystis, or mixed), location, relation to surrounding structures, and extent of the lesion.