Pfiesteria


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Pfiesteria

microalgae which produce water blooms which cause deaths in local fish. Only found in the presence of live fish, hence the term 'phantom dinoflagellate'. See also dinoflagellates.
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Larval Crassostrea bivalve and Artemia brine shrimp bioassays to assess toxicity and micropredation by the heterotrophic dinoflagellates Cryptoperidiniopsis brodyi and Pfiesteria piscicida from Australian waters.
2001), "it is only with a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach that the environmental and public health significance of Pfiesteria will be fully understood.
His whole idea of chronic neurotoxin-mediated illness is the bright ray of hope that we've been looking for as the answer to many millions of people worldwide suffering from various illnesses including chronic Lyme, sick building syndrome, chronic fatigue, irritable bowel, Pfiesteria, ciguatera, chronic soft tissue injury, and several others.
Examples of large-scale and cumulative ecological effects include hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico, pfiesteria in the Chesapeake Bay and the decimation of the Ganges River dolphins.
Hog waste spills have caused the rapid spread of Pfiesteria piscicida, which has killed a billion fish in North Carolina alone.
The hunt for a toxic product of the single-celled alga Pfiesteria piscicida dates to the early 1990s, when researchers laid the blame for fish kills in North Carolina waters on the organism (SN: 9/27/97, p.
Dummy variables measure whether the respondent has heard of the term watershed (WATERSHD), non-point source pollution (NPS), and Pfiesteria (PFIESTER).
Possible Estuary-Associated Syndrome--This vague term reflects the poor state of knowledge of the human health effects of the alga Pfiesteria piscicida and related organisms.
There are many other examples: monkeypox, HIV, hantavirus, avian influenza (which in Thailand may now be moving from human to human), Marburg, Pfiesteria, Ebola and Lyme disease.
Pfiesteria piscicida and other Pfiesteria-like dinoflagellates: Behavior, impacts, and environmental controls.
outbreaks in coastal waters, particularly outbreaks of Pfiesteria and